Jeffrey Sachs on Ending Poverty by Mitch E. Perry04/18/06
Last week we ran an interview with Dr. William Easterly, who is disdainful of U.S. Foreign Aid, saying thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot of good will involved, but very poor execution.
A much different perspective comes from Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs, dubbed the most important economist in the world last year by the New York Times Magazine.
His book Ã¢â‚¬Å“The End of PovertyÃ¢â‚¬?, has just been published in paperback We began our interview with Jeffrey Sachs by asking him about the last summerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s G-8 Summit held in Gleneagles, ScotlandÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Activists had targeted the meeting as a place where the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest countries could make a significant impact on poverty and debt relief (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?economic development as wellÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Columbia University economist Jeffrey SachsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll speak with him later this week in the 2nd part of our interview with the noted economist.