Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rethinking Jeffrey Sachs and the "Big Five": New Proposals for the End of Poverty

Note: Originally published in Monthly Review Online Magazine (

Jeffrey Sachs has become something of a force in international development circles over the past decade. As special advisor to the UN's Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, former director of the UN's Millennium Development Project, and a decorated economist at Columbia University, Sachs certainly has much to brag about. The publication of his runaway bestseller, The End of Poverty, even bagged him his second showing on Time's list of the world's top 100 most influential people.