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Care for the Whole Creation: The World Council of Churches at COP20 in Lima

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We need to reflect on our own lifestyle and the way we live, understand the impact our living has on the planet and on our brothers and sisters and consider how we need to change our ways.

Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.

Business as Agent for World Benefit?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy If this statement sounds a bit odd to you, let me share with you the theme of the conference that took place last week in Clevela...

Poland's Extraordinary Economic Transformation

Barry D. Wood | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Poland and Germany -- with a long history of conflict -- are very close partners. Chancellor Angela Merkel was instrumental in elevating Poland's conservative Prime Minister Donald Tusk to becoming the next president of the EU council.

Two Crises Cry Out for a 'Manhattan Project': Climate Change and Ebola

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Bernard Starr

The U.S. did not apply the knee-jerk capitalistic model of mobilizing competition. Had we succumbed to that model, the government might have offered grants and other incentives to encourage individual scientists, universities, private and publicly held companies to compete in a race to develop the bomb -- with benefits to the winner.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Says NO to TPP and TAFTA Trade Deals

Roger Hickey | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Without touching on the unpopular Fast-Track mechanism necessary to pass these two treaties, Sachs laid out five reasons why, on the substance, they should not be passed or ratified.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

If Hillary Is the Only Candidate, Where Does She Stand on Keystone XL?

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Saying that there's only one candidate allowed and we'll tell you later what her positions are is not what democracy looks like.

Where Are The Brave Ones?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Government cutbacks are also the main reason for our soaring inequality and social immobility, as domestic austerity policies have endangered the social safety net while conservative state governments inhibit collective bargaining, voters' and women's rights.

Moving Beyond GDP

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Sean McElwee

The 2007 economic crisis and the lingering stagnation it wrought has lead economists, philosophers and policymakers to a profound rethinking of how we measure economic performance and social progress.

The Karimu Kids: New School Launches a Whole Village Revitalization

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

So, there sat Ufani School, atop a grassy knoll with its bright blue walls shining and glass windows glinting in the East African sun. The teachers could work in a solid building, and the students could prepare to pass their secondary school entrance exams at extraordinarily high rates for rural Tanzania. Yet, that wasn't enough.

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Part Three)

Nina Munk | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Nina Munk

Sachs's office window was streaked with rain. He had spent nearly two hours answering my questions, and they were starting to irritate him. It had been a long day. For a few moments, we sat in silence. Then he said: "I believe in the contingency of life."

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Part Two)

Nina Munk | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Nina Munk

Dertu's aging borehole had broken down, and not for the first time. In this instance, however, the situation was especially dire: it was the dry season, and both generator-driven pumps had given out at once.

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Excerpt)

Nina Munk | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Nina Munk

There was no economy to speak of in Dertu. Here and there the nomadic herdsmen passing through would trade or sell livestock, and a modest business was established to sell camel's milk; otherwise, the only economic activities were gun running and cattle raiding.

Bill de Blasio for Mayor

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Sachs

In an economy rife with inequality and inaction in D.C., NY's vocation of reform is again at hand. The progressive mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is a very strong candidate to lead the city and the new reform agenda.

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

WATCH: Top Economist Says Wall Street Is 'Pathological,' 'Out Of Control'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

Just days after saying Wall Street is full of "crooks," top economist Jeffrey Sachs continues to bring the hammer down on financial institutions. ...

"I Regard the [Wall Street] Moral Environment as Pathological"

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

I've posted many commentaries about widespread fraud in the financial system, ineffective regulation, moral hazard, and why, without reform, we are doomed to repeat this pattern. This time let's hear from someone else who shares his views with eloquence.

David Stockman and Jeffrey Sachs: Smart Men From Whose Failures We Have Much to Learn

David Paul | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics
David Paul

The deep pain and tragedy of unintended consequences are experiences that Stockman and Sachs share, and that they each carry with them to this day. We need them to write about that, because that is where they have the greatest insight to offer, and the side of their stories that people most need to understand.

Jeffrey Sachs on Global Poverty: "Wrong To Let People Die"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Jeffrey Sachs, spoke with New York Times science writer Claudia Dreifus on March...

Why Nations Fail: The Sachs Attack

Michael Busch | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Michael Busch

Jeffrey Sachs' argument about the book Why Nations Fail boils down to a basic claim: it is simple, misleading, and frequently wrong. Sachs is all too eager to take shots at the ideas of others, but can't tolerate challenges to his own work.

Measuring Happiness

The Morningside Post | Posted 06.12.2012 | College
The Morningside Post

The failure of our degrees to have the same value as 60 years ago reflects how in our current age, the Information Revolution has again changed the way society invests in its youth.

Washington's Loss of Control Over World Bank Is a Big Historic Change

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The opening up of the contest for World Bank president is a historic change whose significance has not been fully appreciated. This is not surprising, given the widespread misunderstanding of the IMF and World Bank.

Breaking Glass Ceiling Against Compassionate Expertise, Obama Taps Jim Yong Kim to Lead World Bank

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

President Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, a physician who has been a leader of efforts to extend access to health care in poor countries, to lead the World Bank. This is a huge, historic victory for justice.

With Larry Summers' World Bank Bid in Trouble, Mexico Insists on Open Process

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

President Obama should ask Geithner for a completely new short list, one with three real candidates who all want the job, and all of whom can pass muster with the member countries of the World Bank.