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Jeffrey Sachs

The Academic Man's Burden

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Academics are laggards, eternal followers that lack the ability to innovate and continue to inhabit a world of quantitative models oftentimes not descriptive of today's reality.

Sustainable Results: Addressing Misconceptions About The Millennium Villages Project

Donald Ndahiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donald Ndahiro

The project has achieved its goal of sustainably reducing poverty in the community, and on that foundation of stability, the community has begun real prosperity-creation projects.

Will US Army's Development Delusions Cause More Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan?

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Easterly

More in sorrow than in anger, I see that this utopian social engineering craze could encourage people with guns to use them.

Jeffrey Sachs' Misguided Foreign Aid Efforts

Magatte Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magatte Wade

Poverty in Africa will be eliminated not by aid, but by entrepreneurial job creation, by real entrepreneurs creating scalable enterprises that will ultimately create millions of jobs.

The Sachs-Moyo-Easterly Aid Debate: An Activist's Perspective

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kristi York Wooten

Go ahead and call me a misguided Westerner if you like, or even a bleeding heart; I much prefer those titles to "bystander" -- innocent or not.

Back to Sachs: Astrology, Despotism, and Africa

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Easterly

Calling 63 countries "potentially well governed" is like saying Paris Hilton is potentially a virgin; ignoring bad government is a formula for the same kind of bad aid policy that produced decades of failure.

Geography Lessons: Correcting Sachs on African Economic Development

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Easterly

Sachs is an inspirational and hard-working intellectual, just one whose ideas on Africa happen to be sometimes totally wrong, and other times only seriously wrong.

Aid Ironies: A Response to Jeffrey Sachs

Dambisa Moyo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dambisa Moyo

The aid interventions that Mr. Sachs lauds as evidence of success are merely band aid solutions that do nothing to lift Africa out of the mire -- leaving the continent alive but half drowning.

Sachs Ironies: Why Critics are Better for Foreign Aid than Apologists

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Easterly

Jeffrey Sachs, the world's leading apologist and fundraiser for the aid establishment, has written a ferocious personal attack on me in his HuffPost blog, "Aid Ironies." Allow me to defend myself.

John Legend and Jeffrey Sachs: Philanthropy's New BFFs

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

A philanthropist is a philanthropist, no matter the level of his fame or whether his contribution is monetary, artistic, or simply a PowerPoint grid of ideas about how to save the world.

Sam Stein

Geithner Bank Plan Faces New Wave Of Criticism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks after being introduced, Timothy Geithner's bank rescue plan is facing a new round of withering criticism from economists who say the proposa...

The Geithner-Summers Plan is Even Worse Than We Thought

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Sachs

Geithner and Summers tell us that their plan is the only option, but without a word of further explanation as to why. Let them explain to America why the other proposals are not being pursued.

"Stop Doing Dumb Things!" Ted Turner on GM, CNN, at Columbia Climate Center Launch

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

"We need stop doing dumb things and start doing smart things. To use a baseball analogy, humanity is in the seventh inning and down by two runs."

Jeffrey Sachs: Obama's Bank Plan Could Rob The Taxpayer

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

T he Geithner-Summers plan, officially called the public/private investment programme, is a thinly veiled attempt to transfer up to hundreds of bill...

What European Fiscal Austerity Is Doing To The U.S.

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

As the G-20 meeting of the world's 20 biggest economies approaches, the right is cultivating a strategic relationship with the "reformed socialists" o...

Corporate Government Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Debate about the House tax bill and about earmarks is a striking reminder to us that governance in this country is at risk of going off track.

Saving the Banks

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Housing prices have to fall because they have been inflated for years, but they will ultimately reach an economic equilibrium. When that is accomplished, the financial system will recover.

Who Wasn't On Stage With Obama and Should Have Been?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I'm not satisfied with the roster of economic personalities and thinkers we see Barack Obama mixing with.

Monocle Presents Its Dream Cabinet

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Monocle, the international briefing on current affairs, recently put together its recommendations for the next President's ideal cabinet. In a vide...

Jeffrey Sachs Wants To Change The Economy And Save The World

Grist | Amanda Griscom Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jeffrey Sachs -- the renowned economist who devised a grand plan in 2005 to rid the world of poverty -- is now focused on an even broader ambition: sa...

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: "We'll Get Out of This Mess"

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michelle Haimoff

Sachs described our current economic situation as "intentional" and pointed fingers at Alan Greenspan, The Fed, and an unpopular and weak administration that is "financing a war that nobody supports."