September 28th, 2017

Jeffrey Sachs: ‘The US doesn’t lead the world any more’

The US is becoming a ‘rogue state’, economist Jeffrey Sachs has told a Guardian audience. “But let’s not assume that everything is catastrophic right now”.

Sachs spoke at the Guardian’s annual UNGA seminar after seeing President Trump speak at the UN, and said he was “shaken” by what he had heard. “I could not believe that the President of the United States could talk with such vulgarity at the podium of the UN,” said Sachs, adding that Trump represented “the bravado of a country that thinks it runs the show.” But the UN adviser and Columbia University professor said he does not believe the US leads the world anymore.

Read more in The Guardian.

 

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