At the United Nations, President Trump’s chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said Monday the U.S. would withdraw from the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord as planned. His comments came as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said climate should be a top priority at this year’s General Assembly. Our guest, economist Jeffrey Sachs, notes that the “agreement [...]

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President Trump’s comments at the United Nations General Assembly urging the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal sounded familiar to our guest, Jeffrey Sachs. “The last time we had this kind of rhetoric was George W. Bush with the axis of evil,” Sachs said. “It was immediately followed by the Iraq War, which was the [...]

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On Tuesday, President Trump gave his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, boasting about the size of the U.S. military and threatening to “totally destroy” North Korea. “[N]uclear war is a real threat,” says Jeffrey Sachs, leading economist and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. “It’s not some idle [...]

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Development assistance to finance education is woefully inadequate, says Jeffrey Sachs. Read more in The Guardian. 

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To continue on its path of revitalization, Detroit needs to figure out how to help those living in poverty and set clear, time-bound goals for creating a fair, prosperous and safe city for all. Then it needs to develop and implement a plan to achieve those well-articulated goals, said Detroit native Jeff Sachs, director, Earth [...]

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“Sustainable development means an economy that is prosperous, fair and environmentally sustainable. That is the perfect framework for Greece’s economic recovery.” That is how celebrated American economist and Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs explains the significance of the official launch of SDSN Greece, the Greek Sustainable Development Solutions Network – the 22nd national or regional [...]

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Jeffrey Sachs on CBC’s The Current with Lara O’Brien:

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal for his global contribution. He is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. His work on ending poverty, overcoming macroeconomic instability, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease, and promoting sustainable environmental [...]

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LONDON, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – World leaders need to ramp up investment to achieve a set of global goals agreed a year ago to combat poverty, inequality, and make the world a safer place by 2030, according to a key adviser on the United Nation’s blueprint for the future. Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia [...]

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In “The Rise and Fall of American Growth,” Robert J. Gordon argues that living standards in the United States are likely to be stagnant for the next 25 years. In The New York Times Book Review, Paul Krugman wrote: Is he right? My answer is a definite maybe. But whether or not you end up [...]

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