AuthorEd Dolan

Economist, Senior Fellow at Niskanen Center, Yale Ph.D. Interests include environment, health care policy, social safety net, economic freedom.

Why a Carbon Tax Should be the Centerpiece of a Green New Deal


No Democrat is going to win the 2020 presidential nomination without a strong position on climate change. It is small wonder, then, that all six U.S. Senators seeking the nomination signed on as co-sponsors of the Green New Deal. Yet, when the GND resolution came up for a vote in the last week of March, all six voted “present.” If even the Green New Deal’s backers won’t vote for it, something is...

How to Ease the Transition to Health Care for All


The vision of universal access to health care that lies behind Medicare for All has wide appeal. However, as David Brooks noted in a recent column for the New York Times, the problem is less the vision than the transition. Medicare for All, in both its Senate (Sanders) and House (Jayapal) versions seems designed without a thought to the problem of transition. If we can’t get there from here, what...