Jeffrey D. Sachs   ||   May 26, 2019   ||   CNN.com China is not an enemy. It is a nation trying to raise its living standards through education, international trade, infrastructure investment, and improved technologies. In short, it is doing what any country should do when confronted with the historical reality of being poor and far behind [...]

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NEW YORK – National politics in the United States has become enslaved to macroeconomic indicators that have little bearing on true wellbeing. For many commentators, the snapshot growth rate of 3.2% for the first quarter of 2019, coupled with a decline in the unemployment rate to 3.6% in April, implies that President Donald Trump’s economic [...]

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(CNN) Congress should launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump for welcoming Russian interference in the 2016 election and trying to obstruct the Mueller investigation. Trump’s high crimes and misdemeanors stare us in the face, and each day he remains in power is a day closer to the collapse of the rule of law. Trump welcomed Russian interference in [...]

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“In the age of Trumpian politics, nationalistic jingoism in the West, and intermittent escalation in the Xi-Trump wrestle for global power, Jeffrey Sachs stands out as amongst the most vocal public intellectuals on the subject of US-China relations and economic development. His latest work, A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism (2018), offers a brief glimpse into [...]

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Jeffrey Sachs   ||   April 16, 2019   ||   CNN.com In October 1992, the United States Senate ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the global treaty to stop human-induced global warming, which became enforceable two years later. Yet for the quarter century since then, the US Congress has failed to pass a single major piece of legislation to [...]

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April 15th, 2019

Our Zero-Emission Future

A low-cost shift to clean energy is now feasible for every region of the world, owing to the plummeting costs of solar and wind power, and breakthroughs in energy storage. The total system costs of renewable energy, including transmission and storage, are now roughly on par with fossil fuels. NEW YORK – The solution to [...]

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Sustainable development means the idea of economic development that is socially equitable and environmentally sustainable. It is the idea of combining three objectives: economic growth, social justice and environmental sustainability. I regard this challenge the biggest challenge all countries, including China and the US, face. Given China’s and America’s current challenge of sustainable development, both [...]

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March 25th, 2019

The Trump Contagion

Mar 25, 2019 JEFFREY D. SACHS , BANDY X. LEE, RUTH BEN-GHIAT US President Donald Trump’s growing rages may partly be the result of cognitive decline, suggested, for example, by his deteriorating ability to form complete sentences, use complex words, and maintain a coherent train of thought. What is certain is that Trump is putting the world at risk. [...]

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Each year the U.N Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases the The World Happiness Report. Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, a co-author of the report, joins Morning Joe to discuss where in the world is the happiest. Where does the US rank?

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NEW YORK – Don Quixote fought windmills. US President Donald Trump fights trade deficits. Both battles are absurd, but at least Quixote’s was tinged with idealism. Trump’s is drenched in enraged ignorance. Last week, it was announced that the US international deficit on goods and services had widened to $621 billion, despite Trump’s promise that tough trade [...]

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