Why the U.S. doesn’t have a carbon tax

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A carbon tax will be among the topics discussed at the upcoming COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. While more than 20 other jurisdictions around the world have implemented carbon taxes, a new tax is a hard sell to the U.S. public — and then there’s the powerful fossil fuel lobby. Also on today’s show: Why some economists are anxious about increasing prices and wages; rural Americans brace for higher propane prices as winter approaches; and a new delivery fee for Whole Foods groceries.

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