“We need to jettison the zero-sum idea that one person’s gain is another’s loss. I want your gain to be my gain; your loss to be mine, too. When a refugee is able to flee oppression and come to America — that benefits all of us. And when we lose a member of our community to the virus or to health-care costs that are out of reach, we all fail.”
Carbon taxes can be regressive. But they don’t have to be — if we give all the revenue back to households on an equal basis … By returning the revenue equitably to all households, most low- and middle-income households (more specifically, the bottom 70 percent income range) would receive more in dividends than they would pay in increased economy-wide prices for goods and services resulting from the carbon tax.