January 11th, 2018

The Rise of Vladimir Putin

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Mr. Buffett believes the bitcoin craze will end in disaster, and is not about to buy a stake in any cryptocurrency. He told CNBC: “In terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say with almost certainty that they will come to a bad ending. “When it happens or how or anything else, I don’t know.” The [...]

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The Chinese University and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust yesterday hosted the launch of the Hong Kong chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. It comes under the umbrella of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and seeks to mobilize expertise, information, and resources from academia, philanthropy, government, business, and non-profit organizations to address challenges. Professor Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Mike Weeks asked him about the goals of the Network.

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Published in The Boston Globe. It is hard to see bitcoin’s price surge as anything other than a bubble that will ultimately collapse. Bitcoin’s ostensible social function as an anonymous, nongovernmental means of payment carries big risks of its demise. And while blockchain, the platform that records bitcoin transactions, may well have staying power, there [...]

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World-renowned expert on sustainable economic development, global macroeconomics and poverty reduction, Jeffrey Sachs will be a member of the Advisory Council for the T20 Argentina, co-chaired by CARI and CIPPEC. Read the full announcement here.

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At the behest of the US, the UN regular budget for 2018-2019 has been reduced by $285 million per year. But the world receives an astounding return on its investments in the UN, and member countries should be investing far more, not less, in its organizations and programs. This Christmas, America’s gift to the world [...]

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Published on CNN. (CNN) America’s powerful corporations made a killing with the passage of the Republican tax cuts. The tax cuts will hand trillions of dollars to the companies and their moneyed owners following a massive corporate lobbying campaign. Yet the US government announced this month an even graver corporate killing. According to the Centers for Disease [...]

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December 14th, 2017

Stopping Armageddon

American arrogance and President Donald Trump’s delusional worldview have brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Before it is too late, American citizens must make overwhelmingly clear that we do not want millions of Americans or others to perish in a reckless attempt by the Trump administration to overthrow the North Korean regime [...]

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A UN-led dialogue with governments, the private sector, civil society, and academia on how we can build a global vision on sustaining peace. Read more information here.

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