Carbon Trading and Neoliberalism with Tad Tietze

In Conversation with Tad Tietze

We’re mid-way through the first week of the Clean Energy Futures package, otherwise known as the carbon tax. The partisan debate continues to rage around the policy. The likes of Alan Jones tell us the carbon tax will destroy Australia, while the likes of GetUp! insist that putting a price on carbon emissions will drive clean energy investment.

But there are also those on the left who question the wisdom of applying a market mechanism to try to de-carbonise the Australian economy.

Tad Tietze is a blogger and political commentator who runs LeftFlank.org with Elizabeth Humphrys. Tad and Elizabeth have written for ABC’s The Drum, and have been vocal critics of the carbon tax and emissions trading schemes.

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