Climate Change is most often framed as a disabling phenomenon for capitalism, throwing up the ultimate natural limit to profit-seeking economic activity and making restrictive state interventions inevitable. The increased concern over climate change in the past few years is commonly attributed to an increased appreciation of the science of climate change. In this lecture, speaker Vladimir Jankovic of the University of Manchester, UK and Goldfarb Visiting Fellow offers a different interpretation of both assumptions. (Formal commentary by Fei Yu, Colby Economics Department.)

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