Below, 2 videos of John Humphreys, Mannkal Scholar and Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) promoting a Carbon Tax for Australia.
Greg Lindsay, CIS founder, although not seen in these videos excerpts, is present at this Climate Change Policy roundtable discussion.
The ostensive purpose of the meeting is to argue why a Carbon Tax is better than an ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme).
Achieving CO2 reduction is treated as a “starting assumption”.
The “No Tax – No ETS” position is not discussed.
At odds with Greg Lindsay‘s professed understanding and support of Hayek – and presumably Hayek’s extensive writings on Capital Structure – a “revenue neutral” Carbon Tax is proposed and even lauded as a “no regrets” approach.
This is combined with an “extrapolate the past – accelerate the future” narrative, composed of technological “optimism” mixed together with an interventionist re-definition and usurping of the concept of “the price mechanism” by John Humphreys. The effect is surreal.
The complete, un-edited video of this CIS roundtable can be viewed HERE.
Text comments by me inserted throughout both the following two videos:
Note: Ron Manners, founder of Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, informs me that John Humphreys’ Mannkal Scholarship is not for work relating to Climate Change policy. Recommended links on Environmental issues on the Mannkal website indicate a skeptical position on Anthropogenic Global Warming. I don’t see John Humphreys currently listed on the Mannkal Scholars page.
More recommended reading for Mr Lindsay:
Gerard Jackson’s rebuttal of The CIS Policy Monograph, Exploring a Carbon Tax for Australia. CLICK HERE