Why Jeffrey Sachs Matters

SEATTLE – Bono calls the economist Jeffrey Sachs “the squeaky wheel that roars.” To me, Sachs is the Bono of economics – a guy with impressive intelligence, passion, and powers of persuasion who is devoting his gifts to speaking up for the poorest people on the planet. So it was no surprise to me that a journalist would find Sachs to be a compelling central character for a book – and a good way to draw readers into the potentially dry subject of international development.

Read more at: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/bill-gates-explains-why-the-millennium-villages-project–though-a-failure–was-worth-the-risk#C7TOIQoB0AyTk4im.99

  • Danielle

    No disrespect to Jeffrey Sachs, he is definitely an intelligent and enterprising man. But the problems with the basic premise of the Millennium Villages Project was pretty well documented from the start. It was doomed to failure, and we haven’t learned anything new from the project except that big names and big money will reinvent the wheel but make it square if their egos are left unchecked. http://aidwatchers.com/2011/02/why-development-history-matters-for-the-millennium-villages-project/