Jeffrey Sachs

It was predictable because in fact any neutral observer who knows anything about the way the big banks on Wall Street work has been saying it for years. But it was remarkable because Sachs is a tried and true member of the American establishment, a widely acclaimed Ivy League professor and <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author, and not exactly a raving populist in his economic or political views. Read more...
From this Friday evening's forum “Vision for a New America: A Future without Poverty” hosted by Tavis Smiley, which included guests Cornel West, Jonathan Kozol, Mariana Chilton, Newt Gingrich, Jeffrey Sachs, Rep. Marcia Fudge, John Graham and Read more...
In 2008, the United States economy experienced a nearly unprecedented crisis, due to a perfect storm involving banking deregulation, complex derivatives, financial mismanagement, and larger systemic causes, including an inadequate Read more...
Today, actor Mark Ruffalo, star of the current movie "The Avengers," released a video calling on Americans to join the campaign. He was joined in the video by Coldplay's Chris Martin and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello. The video, Read more...
On this Monday's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough spent a better part of the morning ranting and raving about how Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital isn't going to hurt him in the general election should he win the Republican primary race. He Read more...

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From Democracy Now -- "Don’t Punish the Poor" Economist Jeffrey Sachs Slams Obama-GOP Budget Deal: President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached a last-minute budget deal on Friday, narrowly averting a government shutdown. The Read more...
In what looked like it was going to be another typical softball session for Rep. Eric Cantor on Morning Joe today, Jeffrey Sachs managed to ask him a few questions that he probably wasn't too comfortable having to answer. Cantor defended the Read more...
Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs sat down with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the coordinated efforts by Republican governors to help billionaires like the Koch brothers deal a final blow to unions and the working class in America. I guess Read more...
Jeffrey Sachs was actually allowed some air time on Morning Joe to make a lot of really great points about how America is spending our money in the midst of what's being called a budget crisis. I would argue that we don't have a budget crisis. We Read more...