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 most disastrous single step of American military action and ‘diplomacy,’ or anti-diplomacy, in modern times. So this is a setup, again, for war, for conflict. And it is extraordinarily ignorant and dangerous. Iran is in compliance with the agreement that was reached.”

Read the full transcript at Democracy Now.

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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 imagination right now. You have two leaders—both seem unstable—yelling at each other. Both have nuclear arms.”

Read the full transcript at Democracy Now.

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Jeffrey Sachs discusses the Economics of AI: some notes on R&D, structural transformation, and the distribution of income.

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The EPA chief says it’s not the time to talk about climate change; noted economist Jeff Sachs says Scott Pruitt is “unleashing human damage on the environment” and should “go home.

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs delivered a keynote speech titled “Aristotle, Virtue & the SDGs” to the 120-strong crowd of students that had assembled at the Antonis Tritsis Amphitheatre during the Inaugural Annual SDSN Greece Youth Event in September 2017. The event was synchronous to the 3rd International Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Mediterranean Conference (MED Solutions), as well as the official launch of SDSN Greece.

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The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) plenary session included an opening address from Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

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

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