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Youram Bouman, Stand-Up Economist

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Youram Bouman, Stand-Up Economist

Time: September 30, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: WWU Arntzen Hall
City/Town: Bellingham
Event Type: talk
Organized By: CarbonWa
Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2015

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Yoram Bouman, PhD. is the world's first stand-up economist. Come hear about comedy and carbon taxes, plus say Thank You to summer intern Galen who is back at WWU.

Yoram Bouman is the man behind the proposed carbon tax for Washington state.

Here are the four pillars of their policy proposal:

  • Reduce the state sales tax by one full percentage point.
  • Fund the Working Families Rebate to provide up to $1500 a year for 400,000 low-income working households.
  • Effectively eliminate the B&O business tax for manufacturers.
  • Institute a carbon tax of $25 per metric ton CO2 on fossil fuels consumed in the state of Washington.

Learn more at and check out Kurt Cobb's article, "Will Washington state have the nation's first carbon tax?"

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