In my classes, students who don't do the required reading are easy to spot. The primary indicator is that they don't have a clue as to what the reading actually says, so they wind up saying some foolish or embarrassing things. Ryan Avent, who blogs at The Economist, finds himself in exactly such a spot.
In a blog post critiquing my book, The Climate Fix, he carefully explains that instead of what I "pretend" to argue in the book, I should instead have been calling for
- A low but rising carbon tax
- With proceeds invested into things that show immediate benefits to the public
- That I should argue that the environment and economy are not trade-offs