Taxes

Get Wonky: Can Georgia Tax Carbon? [Re-run]

There’s an idea I’ve been kicking around for a while. It’s not a new idea, and it’s not really mine: a carbon tax. What’s not to love? You save the environment, incentivise investment in clean energy, and provide the backbone for a Universal Basic Income or Citizen’s Dividend. Briefly: I’ve been informed by reputable people […]

Fairness & Justice

Earlier, I mentioned that a perfect tax system would be “progressive, universal, and fair.” Fairness is one of those squishy words that we can say without fully understanding. We know what it means, but when we think about it, or try… Read More ›

Tragedy of the Commons

  Last week, I wrote that, “The Georgia Wonk doesn’t have that much faith in human decision-making abilities. We point to the ‘Tragedy of the Commons,’ the economic theory that states that individuals making rational decisions to pursue their own self-interests… Read More ›