Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable


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5.6 X 0.7 X 8.6 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Jeffrey D. Sachs is University Professor at Columbia University and serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is a New York Times best-selling author, and his books include The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), The Price of Civilization (2011), To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace (2013), and The Age of Sustainable Development (Columbia University Press, 2015).


Jeffrey Sachs remains one of the most thought-provoking economists in the world today because he dares to challenge presidents of both parties and the orthodoxies that bind them to disastrous policies. His critiques are fierce and his solutions fearless in the face of political and academic groupthink. That makes Professor Sachs a rarity in public life and this book an absolute necessity.--Joe Scarborough
My father famously declared that GDP "measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile." Jeffrey Sachs presents an economic vision beyond GDP, one that is based on compassion and sustainability, and that aligns with the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals. This is a roadmap for America's future economic strategy.--Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
In this slim volume that serves as both manifesto and plan of action, Sachs directly addresses in clear prose such issues as tax reform, renewable energy, creating good jobs in an era of increasing robotic automation, making trade deals work better for everyone, and taming health care costs. Building the New American Economy provides a concise and organized way of looking at the challenges and choices that lie ahead.--Ray Bert "Civil Engineering "
Sachs confronts Trump's idea of rebuilding the U.S. and particularly its infrastructure...[he] focuses on long-term societal objectives centered on sustainable development...Highly recommended.--Choice