Monday, June 10, 2013
New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal explains why colonoscopies have gotten more expensive, despite their becoming more commonplace, and how that’s driven up healthcare costs. Alysia Abbott talks about growing up with her openly gay father in 1970s and 80s San Francisco. David Berg tells of growing up with a troubled father and the 1968 murder of his brother. Economist Jeffrey Sachs on the foreign policy triumphs during John F. Kennedy’s presidency.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Jeffrey Sachs highlights the foreign policy triumphs of John F. Kennedy’s presidency and the crusade for world peace that he focused on in office. The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection he did not live to wage, but the struggle for a sustainable peace with the Soviet Union. To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace looks at October 1962 to September 1963, when JFK used his political skills to establish more peaceful relations with the Soviet Union and to slow down the proliferation of nuclear arms.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
By Tim Sullivan : It's A Free Country blogger
With the presidential election now squarely focused on the economic issues Sachs expertly analyzes, the book has gained relevance during the past year and its sales should gain a second wind as a result.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
-Bob Hennelly, Stucknation columnist
Friday, October 07, 2011
Economist Jeffrey Sachs has a new book, "The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity," and the heart of it is a single argument: all of the nation’s current economic, political and productive woes share a similar root cause: that America’s financial and political leaders are failing to take the moral steps necessary to restrain a society of markets, and policies run amok, and that we need to become a "mindful society."
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By Femi Oke : News host and Reporter for The Takeaway
Professor Jeffrey Sachs travels the world explaining and promoting the Millennium Development Goals. This week, those goals will be among the main topics addressed by world's leaders -- including President Obama -- at the annual U.N. summit. But how much does the average New Yorker know about the the ambitious U.N. project to eradicate poverty by 2015?
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
By WNYC Culture
The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature brings writers from around the world to New York for discussions, lectures and performances that spotlight and celebrate the written word’s ability to bridge the largest cultural gaps.