Bailey Talks Carbon Taxes In Los Angeles and You're Invited

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What to do about climate change? Just a couple of days after you've made your yearly contribution to the federal budget, I will be giving a talk at noon weighing the advantages and disadvantages of carbon taxes and carbon markets. (Of course, the chief immediate disadvantage of both is that you would have to pay more for energy and for any products made using energy-which is to say, you would pay more for just about everything.)

Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll convene at Reason's headquarters at

3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 400

Los Angeles, CA 90034

Please call Mary Toledo to RSVP at 310-391-2245

Come on down and tell me why you agree or disagree with what I have to say. Hope to see you all at Reason on Wednesday.

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  1. Cut income taxes, and you have more money to spend on carbon taxes.

  2. I for one am resigned to welcome our new carbon hating socialist overlords.

  3. Ron Bailey has never had a talk in Rochester, so obviously he must be afraid of my virtually superhuman logical powers.

  4. How much crime can there possibly be to think about in Rochester?

  5. I will be giving a talk weighing the advantages and disadvantages of carbon taxes and carbon markets.

    It is worth noting that — if carbon sequestration is factored in — carbon taxes and carbon markets are identical for a cap equal to zero and a noncompliance penalty equal to the tax.

  6. joe,

    We have the highest murder rate of any city in New York State, thank you very much.

  7. crimethink: Actually, I gave a talk “Who’s Afraid of Posthumanity” at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall of 2004. So who’s afraid of whom? 😉

  8. Oh yeah, and extremely restrictive gun laws, before you ask. 😉

  9. Crap, I went to RIT too!

  10. No time is listed?

  11. No kidding.

  12. Now that Bailey has taken to referring to himself in the third person, Ridgely shall do likewise. Ridgely regrets he can’t make it owing to his yearly contribution to the federal budget. Ridgely also expresses some surprise that Reason has a headquarters in LA and wonders if that means its hindquarters are in DC.

  13. Damn I thought I had put in the time–it’s fixed now–the lunch begins at noon on Wednesday April 18. See you there.

  14. crimethink, his face covered in shame

    Me, and Jalad, at Tanagra.

  15. Crap, I’m wrong twice in one thread. How often does that happen?!

    It turns out Buffalo edged us out as the per-capita murder capital of NYS last year. We’ll get blood for that!

    It bears mentioning of course, that Roch is a small city surrounded by big suburbs, area-wise. The city itself is pretty much entirely made up of rough neighborhoods at this point, but the suburbs are quite safe.

  16. I’m wrong twice in one thread. How often does that happen?!

    However often you post twice in a thread.

  17. Picard and Dathon, at El-Adril. Mirab, his sails unfurled.

  18. Nerds! Nerds!

    Or is it Darmok on the Ocean when Bailey is done with his talk? 🙂

  19. Wow, I don’t know how I missed you at RIT, Ron. Crap that really pisses me off, because I actually attended some guys lecture on campus a year or so earlier on bioethics, and remember thinking ‘this guy sucks, we need to get Ron Bailey up here.’

    Crimethink, I’m kind of sad that a good poster like you is still apparently in Rochester after graduating. Get the hell out man! The whole point of that RIT degree is its from a good enough school that you can get a job really far away from Rochester!

  20. “It turns out Buffalo edged us out as the per-capita murder capital of NYS last year. We’ll get blood for that!”

    Yeah, but it go towards Buffalo’s stats.

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