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Saturday, August 26, 2006


Rob Metcalfe

It could be President Sachs soon, according to Marginal Rev (http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2006/08/sachs_for_presi.html#comments)


Jeffrey Sachs will have about as much influence in altering the plight of the poor as a pee in the ocean.

His macro-approach by government intervention is doomed. Been there, done that, wont work.

Sachs' mistake is to think that African (for example) economies behave like developed economies only badly. They are entirely different animals due to societal differences.

Untill he as well as Bono & Co. understand this, their celebrity status remains just media gloss. Sic transit gloria mundi.

(Jealous me ... ;^)

jon livesey

I liked the comment that the big sin is to do nothing. That is right in line with the bien pensant philosophy that seems to lie behind the thinking of the Guardian. When you see a problem, you must do something, even if what you do doesn't solve the problem and has negative side-effects. Screwing things up is forgivable, as long as your motives are pure.

hot celebrities

He is not celebrity. I don't know him.

Spatii birouri de inchiriat

Jeffrey Sachs do not have any idea about macro-approach.. I don't know why people continue to trust him.

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