$10.00 Econ Essay
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400Ė600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
As an economic advisor to the president, you have been asked to discuss cap and trade issues at the next cabinet meeting. The president has asked that you focus your remarks on†the following key points:
- An explanation of†cap and trade
- An explanation of cap and tax
- The economic benefits of using a command and control approach (including the costs and benefits†through cap and tax)
- The economic benefits of using a market-based approach through cap and trade
In addition to the key points above, discuss the following:
- How the Coase Theorem and the Pigovian tax play a role
- The negative and positive externalities that play a role in the ultimate policy decision to†reduce greenhouse gases
- Is there†anything†that†can be done to help reduce greenhouse gases without global cooperation?† If so, explain.
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