What’s the Res?

What’s the Res - Season 2, Episode 27 - Fossil Fuel, Climate Change, and Subsidizing Pollution: An Interview with Dr. Joseph Aldy, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Harvard University

October 28, 2019

Josh and Ethan interview Dr. Joseph Aldy, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at Harvard University' Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Aldy's research combines environmental management with economic policy (here is his faculty webpage, with CV), and his background as as LD and Policy debater in high school make him the perfect person to help with the November/December LD resolution: "Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels." This episode covers two different ways to think about defining subsidies, an analysis of fossil fuel pollution, and our mutual agreement that Neg has no ground on this resolution (we offer some alternative routes). Enjoy! And let us know what you think!

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