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There are trade-offs between equity and efficiency concerns. Efficiency gains seem greatest if taxes on investment income are reduced; equity objectives are better served if taxes on labor earnings are reduced. A combination of the two—using the revenues to cut both capital and labor taxes—would balance these objectives. Moreover, the distributional impacts of a carbon tax should be judged against the impacts of a business-as-usual policy. A number of studies predict that global warming would lead to higher food prices.
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