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PS374.Climate.Change - PS 374 Climate Change and Innovation 1 http/www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/1 http/climatecrisis.org PS 374 Climate

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Unformatted text preview: PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 1 http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/1 http://climatecrisis.org/ PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 2 A Question ?? Did Al Gore Make Climate Change an Important Issue? A. Yes he's gotten more people to pay attention A. Made Some difference, but not a lot E. No, he made no difference PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 3 Policy Windows... PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 4 Proposition 87 (California) A tax (25%) on Oil Producers in the state proceeds would be used to fund alternative energy Defeated 55% to 45% Nonetheless, ethanol becoming widely available... PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 5 PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 6 PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 7 PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 8 PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 9 PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 10 PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 11 Federalism and Policy Why Have National Programs? Develop national standards (but do we know what we want?) Avoid externalities (... what are they? ... and does this solve the problem?) Avoid interjurisdictional competition (... is this always bad?) Redistribution PS 374 (... is this politically feasible?) (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 12 Federalism and Policy Why Devolve Responsibility? (to state and local governments) Part One Government that is "closer to the people" (... but are they paying attention?) Government that is more immediate and responsive (... see above) PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 13 Federalism and Policy Why Devolve Responsibility? (to state and local governments) Part Two Accommodate different values in different areas (... is this appropriate?) Better understanding of local conditions (... or greater vulnerability to local politics?) PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 14 Federalism and Policy Why Devolve Responsibility (to state and local governments) Part Three Administrative efficiency and less bureaucracy (... are there diseconomies of scale?) PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 15 Federalism and Policy Why Devolve Responsibility? (to state and local governments) Part Four Avoid federal politics and treat different jurisdictions appropriately... (Can we do this The Senator Byrd/Senator Lott problem...) Climate Change and Innovation PS 374 (October 22, 2009) 16 Federalism and Policy Why Devolve Responsibility? (to state and local governments) Part Five Foster experimentation with different policy instruments and solutions the states are the "laboratories of democracy" (... but are experiments needed? ... do different policies truly lead to learning and better policy eventually?) PS 374 (October 22, 2009) Climate Change and Innovation 17 ...
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