Decades ago, a British economist created the framework for a carbon tax (Podcast)

More than 100 years ago, British economist Arthur Cecil Pigou explained how to tax things like pollution. His insight on how to deal with negative externalities of industry activities is today generally adopted by both liberal and conservative economists as the most appropriate way to fight climate change. To learn more about Pigou and his contributions to this body of knowledge, listen to the full NPR podcast here