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“Libertarians are known more for their provocative ideas than their ability to get those ideas enacted into law. A new Washington-based think tank is trying to change that. The Niskanen Center was launched last year with the aim of influencing policy fights, not just authoring headline-grabbing proposals that go nowhere in Congress.”

— Libertarian Group Aims to Influence Immigration, Climate-Change Policies, Wall Street Journal – January 29, 2015

“So, yes, a revenue neutral carbon tax may sound very appealing — especially to a liberal — an instance of smart policymaking and smart politics rolled into one.”

More and more conservative thinkers want to tax carbon. Will politicians and activists follow?, the Washington Post – May 15, 2015

“A growing number of conservative leaders and intellectuals have come to terms with climate science and begun casting about for solutions. Led mainly by libertarians and libertarian-leaning economists, they’ve begun to coalesce behind a carbon tax, which they consider the most market-friendly of the available alternatives. Jerry Taylor, a longtime veteran of the libertarian think tank Cato Institute who recently founded his own libertarian organization, the Niskanen Center, is a vocal proponent of this perspective.”

The arguments that convinced a libertarian to support aggressive action on climate, Vox – May 12, 2015

“In my view, Jerry Taylor is one of the smartest thinkers on U.S. climate and energy policy. I encourage you to read his recent report, published by the Niskanen Center, making the conservative case for a carbon tax…I recently spoke with Jerry to better understand his point of view and to discuss how to make his proposal a reality.”

— The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax: Q&A With Jerry Taylor, Huffington Post – May 5, 2015

“Quoting Thomas Edison in its founding document — ‘Vision without execution is hallucination’ — the Niskanen center is an avowedly libertarian think tank which embraces the kind of gradual change and compromise that its counterparts might find distasteful…With their goal of securing libertarian-friendly laws and regulations, ‘concrete deliverables,’ and at least one major presidential candidate wearing his libertarianism as a badge of pride, Jerry Taylor and the Niskanen Center are sure to have an impact.”

— New Voices for 2015, Washington Examiner – April 20, 2015


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