Two Columbia researchers have documented just how toxic the word "tax" is to Republican voters. In a study, Eric Johnson and Elke Weber, co-directors of Columbia Business School's Center of Decision Sciences, asked 898 Americans if they would pay a voluntary fee when buying gas, electricity, computers or airline tickets to fund carbon reduction. Whether the fee was described as a "carbon tax" or a "carbon offset" about 65 of Democrats said they would pay it. A similar percentage of Republicans also said they would pay for a carbon offset. But only 27 of Republicans would pay a carbon tax.
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#CBSAtTheCenter of nurturing startups. #CBSalum Owen Davis ’08, managing partner of NYC Seed, talks about helping local startups grow and thrive: http://bit.ly/NYCseedCBS
Daniel Ames, Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Business, on the impact of his negotiations course: “Our students come back and say, ‘This changed my life—not because it helped me get more money, but because I better understand how to work with other people to solve problems.’” Read the interview: http://news.columbia.edu/research/3495
Congrats to #CBSalum Brooke Richman who recently opened the #CBSstartup Coop & Spree, a new retail clothing store specializing in mother-daughter-friendly styles, in the NoLIta neighborhood in Manhattan!