Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs – S2 EP4 Out Now

Created on 12 April 2022

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The Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs is now presented in podcast, with new episode airing in the first Tuesday of each month. Find ‘Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs’ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other major podcast apps. Be sure to subscribe for episode updates! The episodes can also be accessed directly here.

In this episode, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Professor Peter Lindert, author of ‘Making Social Spending Work’, examine the experience of countries across the globe such as the United States, Denmark and Northern European countries, South American countries, and other countries around the globe to reveal what has worked, what needs changing, and who the winners and losers are under different systems.

Professor Lindert addresses key questions around how to deal with an aging population, whether migration is a cost or a benefit, and shows that what we need to do above all is to invest more in the young from cradle to career, affirming the need to spend more, but spend right.

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About the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs

Hosted by Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the eminent thought-leader in economics and sustainable development, the Book Club features monthly interviews with renowned authors about their ground-breaking work in sustainability, economics, history, social justice, and more.

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