Clean Tax Cuts
Clean Tax Cuts is the current project focus of the Grace Richardson Fund. The Clean Tax Cuts Working Group researches the potential of 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.
To encourage others to get involved in the development of this idea, Rod Richardson has presented preliminary findings of this ongoing research process at Earth Day Texas in Dallas on April 22, 2017, and in many other cities and venues since 2016.
Rod first revealed 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. During 2017, the concept was researched and discussed further at many venues in the US and abroad. Please see the schedule of Events.
Published reports include a white paper summarizing the year’s activities, the Clean Tax Cuts White Paper, CTC Key Points list, and other CTC background documents within the Media section. Reports from our ongoing events will be posted when available.
Rod & Prof. David Wilson, MIT, father of the carbon tax, who agrees that some modification to his original plan may be necessary to address environmental issues.
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!