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By 11:00 on Election Night 2017, the results had been universally summarized in a single emoji: a wave. Pundits and activists from Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders — and everyone in-between — saw the results as a validation of their own particular interests, but everyone seemed to agree that this represented a new reality. Read more in The Hill. 

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November 9th, 2017

GLOBART Award 2017

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“The moonshot wasn’t a miracle, it was just rigorous engineering,” says Jeffrey Sachs, an economist at Columbia’s Center for Sustainable development, in a new documentary. “On climate, we haven’t gotten organized to do a moonshot.” Read more here.

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Influential economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs speaks at Singapore Management University, delivering the 32nd lecture in SMU’s Presidential Distinguished Lecturer Series (PDLS) on November 1, 2017. Read more here.

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In American politics today, corporations reign supreme. Powerful corporations control American politics through Big Money and Big Data. Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress represent the ultimate corporate play, with the powers of the executive and legislative branches turned over to the most destructive corporate special interests.  Read more in The Boston Globe.

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Heavy dependence on coal is the number one obstacle in Asia’s push for sustainable growth while the region’s best practices lie with its pivot towards advanced technology, said leading US economist Jeffrey Sachs. Read more here.

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Billionaire US plutocrats such as Charles and David Koch, Robert Mercer, and Sheldon Adelson have long played their politics for personal financial gain – even if it means boosting inequality at home and blocking sustainable development worldwide. To stop them, US citizens will need to regain the upper hand in electoral politics. Read more at [...]

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