"Poverty and a billion starving people in Africa? Whisked away like dust. Overpopulation and water shortages? Waft, waft. Global warming and climate change? A little brush and they're gone.Long term readers will remember I have long been a fan Sach's ability to see the big picture. He has his detractors for sure, but he is one of the biggest players in the world economic forum.
It would all seem rather utopian did Sachs not share that Clinton/Blair-style knack of making almost anything seem completely do-able. Unlike so many economists, who tend dismally to explain why things will fail and why good intentions almost invariably go to waste; the Columbia man is Professor Optimism."
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Jeffrey Sachs on the credit crisis, climate change and overpopulation - Telegraph: