Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Jeffrey D. Sachs
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Professor of Economics & Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals. Founder & co-President of the Millennium Promise Alliance.

America’s Unhealthy Obsession With The Idiot Box: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Date: 8 November 2011

The US is a nation of vidiots – idiots raised through an unhealthy diet of television and mass propaganda. Ever since America’s love affair with the television set began in the early 1960s, there has been a slow but gradual atomisation of the American society, thanks to the propagation of corporate and political propaganda.

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Globalisation Demands Better, More Effective, Governments: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Date: 3 October 2011

Economic globalization has, of course, produced some large benefits for the world, though it has also created major problems that need to be addressed. These problems demand a similar global response, which must first be built from individual governments. For years, the world’s government has got it wrong: in order for governments to operate effectively, the role of government needs to be modernized, in line with the specific challenges posed by an interconnected world economy.

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