Clean Tax Cuts (CTC)

The COVID-19 health crisis has interrupted our ongoing policy development initiatives. In response, we are working with several economists and scholars to apply free-market principles to stimulus options being considered and issues of global economic and energy poverty. Private tax-exempt debt could be used to provide the capital and liquidity required during times of economic slowdowns, yet not saddle the Federal Government with risky loans that are at high risk of default. We believe these accelerated types of incentives would have a great impact also on poverty in many at-risk countries.

In response to the climate crisis, we continue to research free market options, especially as related to the development and deployment of zero-emission energy infrastructure, energy efficiency and electric vehicles, and reducing the barriers impacting trade, taxes, competition and innovation. Please review some of the latest articles written by and about our work, and we look forward to sharing those results with you in upcoming articles and events.

Nick Gillespie


How to Accelerate Global Freedom via a
Liberty-Expanding Collaboration on Multinational Agreements
Grace Richardson Fund is pleased to announce a 2-part side event running alongside the Atlas Network Liberty Forum, held on Thursday, November 17: a morning panel discussion and afternoon think tank roundtable meeting, co-hosted by Reason Foundation, Grace Richardson Fund, and the Center for Social and Economic Research (RSE), Iceland.
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November 17, 2022.
11:15am - Panel; 2:00pm - Think Tank Roundtable
Sheraton Times Square - New York City
Speaker Bios   

Dr. Liam Fox, MP, UK Keynote AddressCOP 26 in Glasgow:
Climate & Freedom Symposium 2021

November 8, 2021
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland
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COP 25 in Madrid:
Climate & Freedom Colloquium 2019

November 12, 2019
NH Hotel
Madrid, Spain

On the occasion of the UN Climate talks held in Madrid, Spain, for COP 25 in 2019, Grace Richardson Fund president Rod Richardson participated in a Colloquium on Climate and Freedom on December 12, 2019 at the NH Hotel, Colón, Madrid. GRF is grateful to Juan Piña, of Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad, for organizing this important side event.

The Grace Richardson Fund pioneers powerful new free market policy solutions for critical issues stuck in partisan gridlock. One such new idea, Clean Tax Cuts (CTC), applies Ronald Reagan’s supply-side tax cuts to the problems of pollution and climate risk.

A conservative solution with transpartisan appeal, CTC offers something of highest core value for left and right: an ever-cleaner planet and tax cuts; cheaper clean energy and less government, an affordable answer to climate risk, and sustainable growth and prosperity.

Clean Capitalist Coalition Launch, Sept. 27, 2018

To encourage others to get involved in the development of this idea, GRF President Rod Richardson has co-founded both the Clean Capitalist Leadership Council and the Clean Capitalist Coalition.

Rod first launched the idea publicly on Earth Day 2016 through a series of articles in The American Spectator, then through public presentations at AREDay 2016 in Aspen, CO in June, as well as at American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) forums at the Republican National Convention, and in Washington, DC, and many others in the ensuing years.

You can read the original Clean Tax Cuts Charrette Report, generated from the September 2016 event at Columbia University, the GRF CTC white paper, and other CTC background documents within this website in the Media Section.

Next Steps...

To all scholars, think tanks, policymakers and philanthropists: we invite you to join us in a unique open-source, charrette-driven policy innovation process, as we shape new free-market policy solutions to critical issues stuck in gridlock.  We welcome your thoughts, comments and engagement!