Nudging out support for a carbon tax

  title={Nudging out support for a carbon tax},
  author={David Hagmann and Emily H. Ho and George Loewenstein},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
A carbon tax is widely accepted as the most effective policy for curbing carbon emissions but is controversial because it imposes costs on consumers. An alternative, ‘nudge,’ approach promises smaller benefits but with much lower costs. However, nudges aimed at reducing carbon emissions could have a pernicious indirect effect if they offer the promise of a ‘quick fix’ and thereby undermine support for policies of greater impact. Across six experiments, including one conducted with individuals… 
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