Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. Sachs is director of the Center for Sustainable [...]

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What President Trump said he wanted was to get US firepower out of Syria. “Let the other people take care of it now,” in his words. What he settled for with his own generals was a restricted strike on chemical weapons but not people in Syria. In the rough language of military gestures, it was [...]

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Earlier this month, US, British and French forces pounded chemical weapons sites in Syria with air strikes in response to an alleged poison gas attack that killed dozens in the rebel-held town of Douma last week. The strikes were the biggest intervention by Western powers against President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s seven-year-old civil war, [...]

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April 17th, 2018

The Monocle Daily

We hear from leading thinker Jeffrey Sachs about the US’s foreign-policy objectives in Syria, learn why the UK government has been called out for prejudiced immigration policies, discuss a clash of culture and politics in Austria and check in with the Salone design fair in Milan.

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President Donald Trump fails to understand that the key factor behind the trade deficit is that U.S. consumption exceeds production, according to Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs. Read the full article in Fox Business.

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Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs on why he disagrees with President Trump’s proposed tariffs against China and the problems he sees with the president’s tax reform plan. Watch the latest video at foxbusiness.com

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Every year, more than 1 million people come to the United States in hopes of living the American dream. With so many people striving to live in the U.S., you might think it’s the happiest country on earth. Not so. The U.S. is the No. 18 happiest country in the world while Finland is No. [...]

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Populism is on the rise across the western world — we saw its effect in the outcome of the Brexit referendum, Donald Trump’s election as US president and in the Italian polls. So why are so many voters unhappy? Featuring Jeffrey Sachs, Diane Coyle and David Goodhart.

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The executive committee of the World Coffee Producers Forum (WCPF) has agreed to start the process to formalize the structure of the forum as a not-for-profit organization that will address and raise awareness of the challenges of the coffee value chain, especially those related to the economic and social situation of coffee growers. Read the [...]

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NEW YORK — A number of experts on philanthropy, poverty, and development are amping up efforts to show how the Sustainable Development Goals could apply to the United States, just as much as they do in any other country. Read the full article on Devex.

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