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Germany's Troubling Election

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The success of the far right and the end of Germany’s grand coalition government have introduced new uncertainties into the politics of Europe’s most powerful country. What are the main implications for Germany, the EU, and global affairs?

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    The Logic of Effective Climate Action

    Barry Eichengreen

    The starting point for addressing climate change, economists agree, is a tax on carbon. But while the resulting reduction in emissions would benefit virtually everyone on the planet, those who bear a disproportionate share of the costs will mobilize in opposition – that is, unless they are given a reason not to.

    argues that the best way to overcome organized resistance to a carbon tax is to buy it off.
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