Wednesday, January 23, 2008

ECON 260: Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling on Uncertainty and Climate Change

Please read this essay by Nobel laureate Thomas Schelling describing his views on several of the themes we will discuss this week.

As a voluntary exercise, try and place his arguments within the frameworks outlined in chapter 1 of Goodstein. Which ethical viewpoint is Schelling most likely to subscribe to? Would you describe his approach as more conservative or progressive?

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