Globalization and the 4th Industrial Revolution are posing serious challenges to the values of social justice, global common good and human dignity, as denounced by Pope Francis in both Evangelii Gaudium (2013) and Laudato Si’ (2015). This requires a fresh look that integrates the advances of the economy in a critical and fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue with other disciplines and with specific actors in economic, social, political, and business practices, as part of a philosophical, theological, and pastoral reflection.

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Jeffrey Sachs on The Hartmann Report discussing America’s Goals for 2030 (time: 00:36:10).

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October 15th, 2017

2017 Vatican Youth Symposium

Remarks from Professor Jeffrey Sachs at the 2017 Vatican Youth Symposium: Youth as Stewards of Our Planet for a more Fraternal and Supportive Society, held at Casina Pio IV.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said raising taxes for those on higher incomes would help reduce inequality without having an adverse impact on growth.

Despite evidence suggesting the global economy is strengthening, the IMF has downgraded its forecasts for the UK over concerns about Brexit.

Economist at Colombia University Jeffrey Sachs describes how government policy affects economic growth.

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs delivers the keynote during the PES #FairGrowth Conference, “Reinventing the European Economy” in Brussels. Introduction by Stanishev PES President.

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Jeffrey Sachs presents America’s Goals at the State Innovation Exchange Conference on October 9, 2017.

Watch the presentation on C-SPAN.

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Jeffrey Sachs
Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
on the Sustainable Development Goals

Mark Weisbrot
Co-Director of CEPR

and

Nancy Alexander
Director of the Global Economic Governance Program at the
Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America

Discussed “The Scorecard on Development, 1960–2016” and the latest global development trends and their impact on poverty and economic progress throughout the world. Deborah James, CEPR’s Director of International Programs, moderated.

Watch the full event on Periscope.

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Professor Sachs was interviewed at the Oxford Union about his views on foreign aid and sustainable development policies.

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Jeffrey Sachs explores the causes of happiness and unhappiness in modern Western culture and shares his vision for a better culture and a happier world. This talk was filmed at an Action for Happiness event on 5 October 2017. Read more here: http://www.actionforhappiness.org.

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In this episode, Jeffrey Sachs speaks with Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large of The Atlantic, about why the benefits of globalization aren’t being equally distributed, how the Republicans’ efforts to undo Obamacare are misguided, and why the US needs a “ministry of planning.”

Listen to the podcast here.

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