Academy Governor's Economics Book Gets Rave Reviews

A book slated for publication in June by Academy Governor and Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs is listed by the Guardian among the top tomes to look out for in 2011.

A book slated for publication in June by Academy Governor and Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs is listed by the Guardian among the top tomes to look out for in 2011. Sachs’ new book, “The Value of Everything: Capitalism and Prosperity after the Fall,” is described as “a guide to action” with a “chilling message” that explains “why rising oil and food prices are not temporary cyclical problems, but the leading edge of coming ecological crises.” Sachs, who directs Columbia’s Earth Institute and is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, argues that the world needs a new set of economic rules that address climate change and global developments as well as local and national interests. His previous books include the New York Times bestsellers “Common Wealth” (2008) and “The End of Poverty” (2005).