„When I talk to people about how to design a carbon price, I think the model is British Columbia. You raise electricity prices by $100 a year, but then the government gives back a dividend that lowers internet prices by $100 year. In real terms, you’re raising the price of carbon goods but lowering the prices of non-carbon-intensive goods.“

"After Nobel in Economics, William Nordhaus Talks About Who’s Getting His Pollution-Tax Ideas Right: A few governments — notably, parts of Canada and South Korea — have adapted his ideas in ways that frame them as a financial windfall for taxpayers." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/climate/nordhaus-carbon-tax-interview.html The New York Times. Oct. 13, 2018.

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—  Madeleine K. Albright Former U.S. Secretary of State 1937

Stated http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbIX1CP9qr4 on CBS's 60 Minutes (May 12, 1996) in reply to Lesley Stahl's question "We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?" Albright was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the time.
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„Where the army is, prices are high; when prices rise the wealth of the people is exhausted.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 v.Chr

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„I think that there are a number of economic factors in play. Some prices may go up. Other prices will come down.“

—  Michael Gove British politician 1967

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„People will resist information unless the price of not knowing it greatly exceeds the price of learning it.“

—  Calvin Mooers American computer scientist 1919 - 1994

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„the price of creation
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with other people
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—  Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845

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—  Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“