For Earth Day, 2008 the National Constitution Center welcomes Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world's greatest economic minds and author of The New York Times bestseller 'The End of Poverty', for a discussion about the global economic system and his new book
'Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.' NBC's Bill Blakemore moderates- National Constitution Center
Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Since 2010 he has also served as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development which leverages broadband technologies as a key enabler for social and economic development. He has authored Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.
Originally one of the youngest economics professors in the history of Harvard University, Sachs became renowned for implementing economic shock therapy throughout the developing world, and subsequently for his work on the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation, and globalization.