The G7, the UN, and Afghanistan’s Future

When G7 leaders convene this week to discuss Afghanistan, they should be clear about the core goals: extricate their nationals and Afghan partners, and then work constructively with China, Russia, and other interested parties to end the country's 40-year downward spiral. Enough of destruction; it is time to build.

American Health Is Declining–and corporations are stoking this criris

America's health is declining -- and corporations are stoking this crisis    Jeffrey D. Sachs     ||     December 27, 2017

 America's powerful corporations made a killing with the passage of the Republican tax cuts. The tax cuts will hand trillions of dollars to the companies and their moneyed owners following a massive corporate lobbying campaign. Yet the US government announced this month an even graver corporate killing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US life expectancy fell again last year for the second straight year, declining 0.1 year between 2015 and 2016. And make no mistake -- America's health crisis is the result of greedy corporations and their reckless practices.

The Republican Tax Cuts Could Bankrupt Our Country

Dear senators: Don't bankrupt our country
Jeffrey Sachs     ||     November 20, 2017     ||     CNN

Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. Dear Sens. Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Ron Johnson, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski:

I fear for the future of our country. I know that you do as well.