Ohio Gas Tax Proposal

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has proposed an $0.18 per gallon increase in the state gas tax, taking the tax from $0.281 to $0.46 per gallon.  The tax is proposed to fund state transportation infrastructure improvements.  As you decide you opinion…

70% tax rates?…GASP!

There’s been a lot of talk, and confusion, in the news recently about income tax rates, and marginal tax rates in particular, and anytime someone in the news mentions anything ‘marginal’ economists get overly excited.   Here’s a quote from a…

Do all economists agree that a Carbon Tax is the best way to address climate change?

Economist and former Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, is circulating a letter signed by “27 Nobel Laureate economists, 3 other former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers” that claims…

Missing WASDE

In the absence of a USDA WASDE report tomorrow (due to the government shutdown), AEDE Farm Management Program Manager Ben Brown (with editorial help from AEDE Student Services Coordinator Sarah Cole) penned a poem expressing his shared frustration: Twas the night…

Why a $1 per gallon gas tax might make sense (cents?)

This is modified from a post I wrote a while ago for my own blog “Environmental Economics.”  There I spend a good bit of time trying to convince people that the easiest solution to many environmental problems is to get…

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