Part of the Columbia University lecture series.
Speech Presented at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences December 5, 2013 It is a wonderful joy and great honor for me to be in the renowned Pontifical Academy of Social Science to discuss the crucially important topic of social inclusion. Pope Francis’ recent exhortation to the world, Evangelii Gaudium, energizes us to overcome exclusion, [...]
Energy lies at the heart of the world’s sustainability challenge. On the one hand, abundant, accessible, low-cost energy is vital for economic prosperity. On the other hand, the world’s pattern of energy use, based on fossil fuels, threatens massive future climate change with devastating potential consequences. The greatest sustainability challenge, therefore, is to meet the [...]
NEW YORK – A half-century ago, John F. Kennedy observed that, “man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.” Those words speak to us today with special urgency. Our generation can indeed end the ancient scourge of extreme poverty. Yet it can [...]
This week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio takes a look at Pope Francis’s critique of the free-market system in “Evangelii Gaudium”(“The Joy of the Gospel”), his first apostolic exhortation. (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.)
“For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all form of human poverty and all forms of human life,” John F. Kennedy observed a half-century ago, and his observation speaks to us today with special urgency. Our generation is truly the first that can end the ancient scourge of extreme poverty. Yet [...]
The Columbia Population Research Center, which is based at the Columbia School of Social Work, hosted Professor Jeffrey Sachs for a seminar entitled: “Africa’s Demographic Transition and Development.” This is the intro to the event, which took place on December 12, 2013.