The White House is selling a tax cut designed for the rich as a boost for the working class. Cut taxes on capital, the White House claims, and investors will raise investment, hire more workers, and bid up wages — a.k.a. trickle-down economics. If the real goal is to use tax cuts to boost low [...]

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(CNN) The Las Vegas massacre earlier this month opened a new chapter in the gun debate. Most gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, accept that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is not the same thing as a right to any kind of weapon, anywhere, anytime, by anyone. It is a [...]

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According to Aristotle, politics should be about the common interest. Yet everywhere we look, narrow corporate interests have pushed aside what’s best for most Americans. By adopting America’s Goals for 2030, we can restore the politics of the common interest and push corporate lobbyists to where they belong, the sidelines of politics.  Read more on LinkedIn.

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With President Trump pushing his tax reform proposal in Harrisburg, Pa., on Wednesday, here’s a look at what his plan would do to the economy. Read more in The Boston Globe.

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Jeffrey Sachs
Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
on the Sustainable Development Goals

Mark Weisbrot
Co-Director of CEPR

and

Nancy Alexander
Director of the Global Economic Governance Program at the
Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America

Discussed “The Scorecard on Development, 1960–2016” and the latest global development trends and their impact on poverty and economic progress throughout the world. Deborah James, CEPR’s Director of International Programs, moderated.

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Professor Sachs was interviewed at the Oxford Union about his views on foreign aid and sustainable development policies.

A video of the full Q&A is available here.

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Jeffrey Sachs explores the causes of happiness and unhappiness in modern Western culture and shares his vision for a better culture and a happier world. This talk was filmed at an Action for Happiness event on 5 October 2017. Read more here: http://www.actionforhappiness.org.

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(CNN) Semiautomatic assault weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment. The federal government and the states can outlaw them, a point underscored by none other than the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who emphasized that the Second Amendment protects gun ownership of the types of arms that were “in common use” in 1791, when the Second Amendment was [...]

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As climate change intensifies, the issues of climate justice loom ever larger. Who owes what to whom as we confront more climate disasters as well as the rising costs of mitigation and adaptation? Jeffrey Sachs will discuss various ethical approaches to these issues, and propose a practical framework for implementing global climate justice.

Jeffrey D. Sachs (@JeffDSachs) is Professor of Economics at Columbia University, a leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author and syndicated columnist.

Eric Neumayer (@EricNeumayer) is Professor of Environment and Development within the Department of Geography and Environment at the LSE. He is currently a Pro-Director with responsibility for Faculty Development.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE ) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.

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The automation of robots and artificial intelligence is pretty well advanced in certain industries. The income now is shifting more and more to capital and away from workers, contributing to a general widening of inequality in the United States. Jeff Sachs argues that we need to pursue policies so that the coming generation of smart machines works for us and our well-being, rather than humanity working for the machines and the few who control their operating systems.

Jeffrey D. Sachs (@JeffDSachs) is Professor of Economics at Columbia University, a leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author and syndicated columnist.

Francesco Caselli is Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics, LSE, and Director of the Macroeconomics Program at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).

The CEP (@CEP_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory. It was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe.

The International Growth Centre (@The_IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges.

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