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Billionaires Reach for the Starts While World Suffers

With all due respect to Jeff Bezos and other billionaires who plan to spend billions of dollars of their personal wealth on space travel, hundreds of millions of children who lack access to basic health care and schooling more urgently need help right here on Earth. …Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author; view more opinion articles on CNN.

Economist Michael Carlos Best Leads Research on Jordan’s Taxation and Public Spending

Best will establish Jordanian Economic Policy Research Initiative funded by Columbia University

Ending Hyperinflation in Venezuela Is So Easy and So Hard

“You can’t work out crises like these with those culpable in power,” says Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia University economist who helped Bolivia overcome hyper-inflation in the 1980s. (Sachs says his comments should not be construed as an endorsement of “U.S.-led regime change.”)

Medicare for All makes a lot of sense

The economics of Medicare for All championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders are actually quite straightforward. Under what advocates call "M4A," health care coverage would expand while total spending on health care -- by companies, individuals and the government -- would decline because of lower costs. More would be paid through the government and less through private insurers. … Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.

United States: “We are far from the protectionist bidding of the 30s”

Economist Bernard Salanié, from Columbia University, reviews the Trump administration’s first commercial decisions as it looks to raise tariffs.

Our Mass Delusion of American Prosperity and National Well-Being is Killing U.S.

As Jeffrey Sachs, an economist at Columbia University, recently wrote, our country is in the throes of three “interrelated epidemic diseases, notably obesity, substance abuse (especially opioid addiction) and depression.” In his chapter on America in the “The World Happiness Survey 2018,” Sachs writes “Indeed, while America’s income per capita has increased markedly during the past half-century, several […]

Congratulations David Alfaro Serrano, Winner of National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Award!

David Alfaro Serrano was awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Award in the social, behavioral and economic (SBE) sciences. The grant was awarded for a proposal titled, “The Direct and Indirect Effect of Innovation Subsidies.”

Trump is Robbing America of What Makes It Great

American prosperity since World War II has been built upon science and technology breakthroughs spurred by a powerful innovation system linking the federal government, business, academia and venture capital. U.S. innovation policy has been successfully emulated in Europe and Asia, most recently by China…instead, American prosperity should be assured by doing what America does best: innovating at home and trading with the rest of the world. … Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.

Trump is Taking US Down the Path to Tyranny

The United States was born in a revolt against the tyranny of King George III. The Constitution was designed to prevent tyranny through a system of checks and balances, but in President Trump's America, those safeguards are failing.Donald Trump holds the grandiose belief that only he should rule America. Unchecked by cowed or complicit Republicans in Congress, Trump invokes executive authority to alter policies and practices long established by law and treaty. … Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.

Currency War Threatens to Ripple Across Global Markets

“The exchange rate is one of many instruments China could use” to counter U.S. tariffs, Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning Columbia University Economist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, said in a July 17 interview. “They would make a big effort to say what they are doing is not motivated by that,” he added. “We won’t be able to clearly tell. We don’t usually know the extent of intervention.”
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