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Can Jeff Sachs Get Us Out of Afghanistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

There are lots of folks trying to push back against the president's domestic austerity plans, and lots of folks trying to push back against the endless war in Afghanistan. But only Jeff Sachs has packaged these two together.

Friday Talking Points [162] -- Budget Standoff Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This whole government shutdown walk-to-the-brink-and-stare-into-the-abyss thing is nothing more than the warmup for the next budgetary battles -- which will be much bigger.

Following Floods, MetLife Brings Life to Budapur Village, Pakistan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

MetLife, which closed its acquisition of Alico late last year, is set to rebuild an entire village in Pakistan in less than six months following the disaster.

Cuomo's Health Care Adviser Gets Money From Health Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One of Gov. Cuomo's closest friends and advisers has ties to the health care industry. Jeffrey Sachs is a paid consultant to some of the biggest sta...

Can Women and Technology Save the UN Development Goals?

Daniel Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Hernandez

We're behind on our 15-year goal to reduce world poverty by half by 2015, yes. But breakthrough technologies and a focus on women's empowerment may allow us to catch up and save lives as never before.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs makes the case for contract transparency at Annual Meetings of World Bank/IMF

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chad Dobson

Co-authored by Rebecca Harris On Wednesday, October 6, the opening of the Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, economist...

Millennium Development Goals: Drive to Combat Global Ills Gets a Boost at UN Summit

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

If one were to judge a forum's importance by the level of participation, then the MDG Summit was clearly a big success: But was it as strong on the substantive side?

Open Letter to President Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

September 17, 2010 President Lee C. Bollinger Office of the President Columbia University 202 Low Library 535 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027...

Africa's Poorest Women Can Teach Us How to Manage Our Money

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

The mess we made with our wealth We spend and borrow, ignoring tomorrow. Somehow, that became the American way. We max out credit cards and take ou...

Hugh Hendry, Hedge Fund Manager: 'If There Was A Way To Short Obama, I Would'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hugh Hendry, the subject of a New York Times profile today, is quickly becoming one of the world's most recognizable hedge fund managers. And he's doi...

Great Strides in the AIDS Response -- and a Need to Continue Moving Forward Together

International AIDS Conference 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
International AIDS Conference  2010

Once again, we are at a crossroads in the global AIDS response. Far from giving up or turning back, this is the time to learn from our experience, roll up our sleeves, and get the job done.

Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...

Jeffrey Sachs Grinnell Speech: 'Let Us Invest In Peace More Than In War' (FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Economist and Columbia University Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs delivered the commencement address at Grinnell College on May 24. Below is th...

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

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Richard Reiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Reiss

Our cultural habits still come from an expansionist idea that would suit a civilization that actually has mastered space travel. But in real life we just have this planet.

Ending Poverty through Education

Michael Laracy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Laracy

Washington, DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee just penned the following commentary, which originally appeared at Spotlight on Poverty and Opp...

Haiti Earthquake: Greening of Hillsides Can Bolster Recovery

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Now with parts of Haiti in ruin and perhaps 200,000 people dead, the tree-planting and the soil sampling have halted. But the catastrophe makes it more critical than ever that Haiti be re-greened.

Poland as Number One

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Poland is the Cinderella of the world economy. A ruin of decayed communism 20 years ago, it was the only European economy to register growth in 2009.

Jeffrey Sachs: | Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The world has found trillions of dollars in financial bailouts and squandered trillions more in war and military outlays. Yet it has not been able to ...

Jeffrey Sachs: US Policy Making Is a Bipartisan Failure, Failing to Even Acknowledge Environmental Challenges

Ryan Mickle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ryan Mickle

Jeffrey Sachs pulled a fire alarm on the optimism on leadership in business and opportunities abroad with his perspectives on the bipartisan failure of US policy and the world's risk of ecological bankruptcy.

Jeffrey Sachs: There Hasn't Been Any 'Intelligent Discussion Regarding Living Standards In Afghanistan'

Nieman Watchdog | John Hanrahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Columbia University economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of the foremost experts on extreme poverty in underdeveloped nations, says it is past time for the...

Jeffrey Sachs: Obama Failing On Economy

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The past week brought news of US double-digit unemployment and the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain near-zero interest rates. Both pieces of new...

Maryland's Commitment to Advancing Stem Cell Research

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Last week, we announced that Maryland was entering into a new partnership with the State of California to collaborate on stem cell projects.


Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The rescue of the bottom billion is only a reality if Mr. Sachs and Mr. Easterly put their outstanding intellectual skills to work instead of trying to win a debate that academics will perpetuate so long as they exist.

Words Apart

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Microfinance's intellectual debate could be healthy but it oftentimes ends up in intellectual wars that forsake the ultimate goal: the alleviation of extreme poverty.