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Jeffrey Sachs to speak about The Millennium Villages Project next week in Washington, DC

Jeffrey SachsDirector of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and noted author on global development, Jeffrey Sachs, is speaking March 14 in Washington, DC. Sachs is a renowned economist, although The Economist, while supportive, has written that sometimes he pushes his theses too far to support his agenda. Regardless, the discussion should be interesting and worth attending.

For more information, check the Center for Global Development’s website.

And while perusing other blogs to see what people had written about Sachs, I found Sonny Khan’s excellent summary of some of Sachs’s main points. While it’s probably not good for business for an editor to stress the value of a graphic over text, “The Giving Gap” graph speaks volumes.

Photo: Courtesy Wikipedia

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