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.
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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.
More in sorrow than in anger, I see that this utopian social engineering craze could encourage people with guns to use them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
"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."
T he Geithner-Summers plan, officially called the public/private investment programme, is a thinly veiled attempt to transfer up to hundreds of bill...
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...
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.
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.
I'm not satisfied with the roster of economic personalities and thinkers we see Barack Obama mixing with.
Monocle, the international briefing on current affairs, recently put together its recommendations for the next President's ideal cabinet.
In a vide...
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...
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."
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