The following text aims to analyze the following problem: "What consequences will the implementation of a carbon tax have in the economy of the United States?"
By implementing a SWOT analysis, the main aspects that could affect the economy of the country were identified, and based on that, the researcher concluded that implementing a Pigovian tax would be a bad decision.
The main aspects that were identified are: Society, Capitalism, Immigration, Uncertainty, and Ethical impacts. They represent the negative domino effect that will be created after the tax is implemented. It starts with an increase in prices that leads to a cut in jobs, adding current issues such as illegal immigration, and ending with the negative impact on the economic cycle as consumption dramatically decreases. The last factor is uncertainty. There is a high degree of uncertainty that comes with the creation of a Pigovian tax. Uncertainty brings a great amount of risk to the creation and implementation of a carbon tax and is a good reason to consider not doing it.
When a controversial movie about global warming called 'Inconvenient Truth' was released in May of 2006, countriesfrom around the globe started to worry about this new issueand theystarted to evaluate the importance of using new alternative sources of energy"-solar, hydroelectric and nuclear energies- that are not connected to hydrocarbon fuels (coal, petroleum and natural gas)"  becausehydrocarbon fuels areconsidered to be a negative externality. The search for new sources of energy is an attempt to decrease the high levels of carbon dioxide.
Butin order to meet the current demand of energy with non-hydrocarbon fuels,there must be a new governmental budget that affords such an investment. This all leads to the proposal of creating a carbon tax known asPigovian taxin the United States. Currently,lawmakers in the United States have not agreed on implementing such a tax, but some states agreeon implementing this measure as part ofthe main solution for this issue.(责任编辑：cinq)