S.A.S. Prince Albert II recently visited the Institut de France, in Paris, to attend the reception of Pierre-André Chiappori at the the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. During this solemn ceremony, a laudatory speech to trace his exemplary career was pronounded by the Sovereign Prince, who gave him the sword of the Academician.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs published an opinion piece in The Hill urging diplomatic solutions and arguing against the use of sanctions in the quest for peace in the Syrian conflict.
Most Americans cannot afford to miss a paycheck, said Joseph Stiglitz, an economics professor at Columbia University whose work relating to inequality earned him the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. While everyone tends to have a house, car, health insurance and car payment to make, the person they owe money to aren’t inclined to be particularly forgiving or account for a government shutdown, Stiglitz said.
Health care must be a priority, says Sachs. We could emulate Canada or Australia by adopting a single-payer system. Sachs also recommends empowering workers to organize, providing better school-to-work transition programs (e.g., Germany’s apprenticeship model), and overhauling the economics of higher education so they don’t constrain the choices of future workers. … Jeffrey Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University.