Carbon tariff table-turning

Speaking of carbon tariffs:
One reason for skepticism is that I’m actually skeptical that a properly implemented set of worldwide carbon border adjustments would actually achieve its intended purpose of boosting American manufacturing... The EU, Canada, and Japan are in the aggregate much more significant trade partners than China/Mexico/Brazil. And the case for them charging us carbon tariffs seems about as good as the case for us charging the Chinese.
Yet another reason the “border tax” aspect of the Kerry-Graham compromise is a terrible idea.

From Matt Yglesias, via MR.

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