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Robert Murphy

Assistant professor, Texas Tech University

Robert Murphy is a research assistant professor at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. He earned his B.A. in economics from Hillsdale College and his Ph.D. in economics from New York University.

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Just say no to a carbon tax

Ultimately, a carbon tax is based on flawed assumptions and carries high economic costs. Let’s not resort to a carbon tax that’s simply social engineering. Instead, the focus should be on reducing government barriers so entrepreneurs can innovate in order to continue cleaning the environment and increasing human flourishing in a way that makes energy more affordable for everyone.