Jeffrey Sachs on Why We're Living in a Dangerous Time
By The Aspen Institute
World-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs is distressed about the political and social atmosphere in the United States. With advances in technology, he says we can choose to do the ultimate good or create unimaginable disaster. Why aren’t we ending poverty, transitioning to a low-carbon economy, and protecting the earth’s biodiversity? He believes it’s because smart policy decisions in Washington are being held up by special interests. In this episode, he talks to Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic, about globalization, health care policy, and why the US needs a “ministry of planning.” Follow the show on Twitter @aspenideas and Facebook at facebook.com/aspenideas. Find additional notes from the show in our blog. Email your comments to email@example.com.