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Jeffrey Sachs: Globalization and ‘corporate governance’ has fueled growing inequality between rich and poor

The renowned and controversial economist Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University draws a lot of attention, and criticism, in part because he doesn’t mince words (and, lately, for nominating himself to become president of the World Bank).

While some may argue with Sach’s positions or approaches, you can hardly argue that he is your typical boring economist.

The Guardian has published an interesting and provocative video interview with Sachs here. Below is an excerpt.


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.