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A New Grand Coalition for Germany – and Europe

Posted by hkarner - 29. November 2017

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, and, most recently, Building the New American Economy.

With America AWOL and China ascendant, this is a critical time for Germany and the European Union to provide the world with vision, stability, and global leadership. And that imperative extends to Germany’s Christian Democrats and Social Democrats.

NEW YORK – Friends of Germany and Europe around the world have been breathing a sigh of relief at the newfound willingness of Germany’s Christian Democrats and Social Democrats (SPD) to discuss reprising their grand coalition government. The world needs a strong and forward-looking Germany in a dynamic European Union. A new grand coalition working alongside French President Emmanuel Macron’s government would make that possible.

The SPD’s initial decision to go into opposition after its poor election result in September may have been sincere, and even strategically sound. But it is not timely. Diplomacy almost everywhere is fractured.

The United States is reckoning with a psychologically unstable president, a plutocratic cabinet, and a Republican congressional majority. Europe is in the throes of multiple economic, social, political, and institutional crises. China, by contrast, is dynamic and outward-looking – providing good reason for the EU to assume vigorous leadership and engage in constructive partnerships with China on key initiatives (such as sustainable infrastructure across Eurasia). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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„Keinen Schuldennachlass für einen Gauner“

Posted by hkarner - 15. November 2017

Jeffrey SachsKurier.at, 13/11

Ohne Regimewechsel könne es keine Lösung geben, sagt Krisenberater Jeffrey Sachs

Der US-Starökonom und UN-Sonderbeauftragte Jeffrey Sachs ist seit Jahrzehnten ein gefragter Berater, wenn Länder in Krisen schlittern.

KURIER: Wie ließe sich die humanitäre Krise und  Staatspleite in Venezuela jetzt lösen?
Jeffrey Sachs:Venezuela ist ein tragisches Beispiel für jene Spielart des lateinamerikanischen Populismus, die immer im Bankrott an sich reicher Staaten endet. Hugo Chávez hat in der Phase der hohen Ölpreise die Reserven verbraucht. Als die Preise dann sanken, fiel das Land leider in die Hände des noch schlimmeren Führers Nicolás Maduro – ein verantwortungsloser Gauner, der sich nur noch mit militärischer Hilfe und mit Gewalt an der Macht hält.    Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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US-Ökonom Jeffrey Sachs: „Trump ist eine große Gefahr für die Welt“

Posted by hkarner - 9. November 2017

Interview Nora Laufer, 9. November 2017, 07:15 derstandard.at

Die Klimapolitik der USA und fehlende Mittel lassen die Pariser Klimaziele in die Ferne rücken, meint der Experte

Reiche Länder handeln in puncto Klimaschutz zu wenig, meint Ökonom Jeffrey Sachs. Der ehemalige Harvard-Professor kritisiert, dass jene Länder, die für den Klimawandel verantwortlich sind, die Schäden in ärmeren Ländern nicht kompensieren.

Laut dem Wissenschafter ist US-Präsident Donald Trump eine große Bedrohung für die Umwelt, Atomenergie hält er für eine saubere Lösung.

STANDARD: Bisher wurden sowohl Entwicklungs- wie auch Klimaziele verfehlt. Wie kann sich das ändern?

Sachs: Die ganze Idee der Millennium Development Goals und der Sustainable Development Goals (Entwicklungsziele der UN, Anm.) ist, dass es eine wirkliche Partnerschaft gibt, um große Probleme zu lösen, – jene der Umwelt genauso wie jene der Armut. Es gab bereits einige Handlungen in die richtige Richtung, aber das Engagement der reichen Länder ist sehr niedrig. Sobald es Probleme gibt, werden Grenzen geschlossen und Mauern aufgebaut. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The US Plutocracy’s War on Sustainable Development

Posted by hkarner - 3. November 2017

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, and, most recently, Building the New American Economy.

Billionaire US plutocrats such as Charles and David Koch, Robert Mercer, and Sheldon Adelson have long played their politics for personal financial gain – even if it means boosting inequality at home and blocking sustainable development worldwide. To stop them, US citizens will need to regain the upper hand in electoral politics.

NEW YORK – The US plutocracy has declared war on sustainable development. Billionaires such as Charles and David Koch (oil and gas), Robert Mercer (finance), and Sheldon Adelson (casinos) play their politics for personal financial gain. They fund Republican politicians who promise to cut their taxes, deregulate their industries, and ignore the warnings of environmental science, especially climate science. 

When it comes to progress toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the US placed 42nd out of 157 countries in a recent ranking of the SDG Index that I help to lead, far below almost all other high-income countries. Danish author Bjørn Lomborg was puzzled. How could such a rich country score so low? “America-bashing is popular and easy,” he surmised. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Trump on the Warpath

Posted by hkarner - 29. September 2017

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, and, most recently, Building the New American Economy.

The US suffers from an arrogance of military power disconnected from today’s geopolitical realities. The US is on this path again, heading for a collision with a nuclear-armed adversary, and it will remain on it unless other countries, other American leaders, and public opinion block the way.
NEW YORK – Fifteen years after George W. Bush declared that Iraq, Iran, and North Korea formed “an axis of evil,” Donald Trump, in his maiden address to the United Nations, denounced Iran and North Korea in similarly vitriolic terms. Words have consequences, and Trump’s constitute a dire and immediate threat to global peace, just as Bush’s words did in 2002.

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Surviving America’s Political Meltdown

Posted by hkarner - 12. August 2017

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America’s Dangerous Anti-Iran Posturing

Posted by hkarner - 2. August 2017

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The G20’s Harmony Without Trump

Posted by hkarner - 12. Juli 2017

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Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

Posted by hkarner - 7. Juli 2017

Date: 06-07-2017
Source: SPIEGEL

The G-20 in an Unjust World

In Hamburg this week, thousands are preparing to launch protests against the exploitation of labor, the degredation of the environment and the extremes of capitalism. To solve the world’s problems, a radically new approach is necessary.

Can Our World Be Fixed?

There are injustices that have become so familiar that few are even bothered by them anymore. A brief reminder: Every 10 seconds, a child dies of starvation somewhere in the world, despite there being enough food on the planet to feed between 10 and 12 billion people — and the global population is just 7.5 billion. Almost 800 million people in the world live in extreme poverty, despite there being more money in the world than ever before. Fully 81 percent of the energy produced in the world is the product of burning fossil fuels, even though this practice warms the climate and alternatives such as wind and solar are available.

When G-20 leaders gather in Hamburg later this week, they will have an opportunity to at least mitigate some of the most blatant contradictions facing our world. After all, they are largely responsible for the existence of such contradictions in the first place. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Trump’s Climate-Change Sociopathy

Posted by hkarner - 8. Juni 2017

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