Sunday, May 04, 2008

Jeffrey Sachs lecture on Common Wealth

To be able to watch lectures like this on the internet really is a remarkable resource. Although it would be nice if everyone had the time to read an important and informative book like this one, that's just not the case. But finding an hour to watch a talk like this is probably the next best thing.

Sachs is a model of the public intellectual. He is a man who has combined both academic research with practical experience, having worked across the globe to help developing countries escape the poverty trap. In Common Wealth, he warns that our current economic trajectory is not sustainable, but that if we can find the political will we can correct that.

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