The Paris Trap

This article originally appeared in The Weekly Standard. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon President Obama may be walking into a trap of his own side’s devising as he departs for the latest climate action summit in Paris. If Republicans can suppress their innate ability to snatch defeat from the jaws … More The Paris Trap

Paying for Paving

This article originally appeared in the Weekly Standard. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon Everyone involved in the Kabuki theater surrounding the nine-month extension of revenue for the highway trust fund has so far played their parts perfectly. The secretary of transportation told the media that he would be forced to … More Paying for Paving

Why You Just May Come to Like a Carbon Tax

This article originally appeared in Real Clear Markets. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon Tax reform may involve simplifying the tax code, but actually achieving such a thing promises to be a terrifyingly complicated process. The battle over how (and by how much) to reduce the various tax deductions, credits and … More Why You Just May Come to Like a Carbon Tax