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 thereâ€™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 â€œThe End of Povertyâ€?, has just been published in paperback We began our interview with Jeffrey Sachs by asking him about the last summerâ€™s G-8 Summit held in Gleneagles, Scotlandâ€¦Activists had targeted the meeting as a place where the worldâ€™s largest countries could make a significant impact on poverty and debt relief (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?economic development as wellâ€?)
Thatâ€™s Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachsâ€¦â€¦Weâ€™ll speak with him later this week in the 2nd part of our interview with the noted economist.