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Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Sachs is the author, most recently, of "A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism" (2020). Other books include: "Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable" (2017)  and The Age of Sustainable Development," (2015) with Ban Ki-moon.

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5 Urgent Steps Needed to Vaccinate the World and End This Pandemic

We must treat universal vaccine coverage as an urgently needed global public good, not as an eventual outcome of market forces.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


Dear Joe Manchin: $3.5 Trillion Is Not Much Money

The bottom line is that the multi-trillion-dollar price tag of the Democrat's reconciliation plan is affordable, even modest, compared with the nation's vast income and wealth. The rich and the corporations need to be called to account.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


Global Cooperation, Not Endless War Should Be Future of US Foreign Policy

Ours have been wars of hatred, not logic, and doomed to fail—at a mind-boggling human and financial cost.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


American Wars: Blood in the Sand

For decades, the American political class has intervened relentlessly and recklessly in countries whose people they hold in contempt. And once again they are being aided by America’s credulous mass media, which is uniformly blaming the Taliban victory on Afghanistan’s incorrigible corruption.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


This Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Is a Drop in the Bucket of What Is Needed

Either we raise taxes on the rich and powerful, or we will drown in public debt with an outmoded infrastructure unfit for the 21st century.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


The Idiocracy of America: Corporate Control Over Public Functions

Our entire political system is designed to let corporate money speak, through campaign contributions and corporate lobbying.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


Rich Countries Created Climate Crisis Ravaging Island States

As recent disasters have shown, the world’s small island developing states are acutely vulnerable to the ravages of climate change, a problem created almost entirely by rich countries.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


The G20 Must Act Immediately to Vaccinate the World

It is imperative that the G20 finance ministers' meeting in Venice this week act to provide the COVID-19 vaccines needed to achieve worldwide comprehensive adult immunization by early 2022. Given current production, this should not be a problem, so long as a global plan is quickly implemented.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·

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