Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs – S2 EP14 Out Now

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The Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs is now presented in podcast, bringing you lively conversations between Professor Jeffrey Sachs and authors of inspiring books about history, social justice and challenges of building a decent world. Find ‘Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs’ on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other major podcast apps. Be sure to subscribe for episode updates! The episodes can also be accessed directly here.  

Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Professor Francisco Rodriguez, a renowned economist and author of ‘The Human Consequences of Economic Sanctions’, for an in-depth discussion on the use of unilateral economic sanctions - when one country imposes economic costs on another, and insights on US as the primary user of unilateral economic sanctions.

Professor Francisco Rodriguez offers a comprehensive assessment of the impact of unilateral sanctions on the living standards of target countries. The dire consequences include rising poverty, falling living standards, and premature deaths. These ramifications extend far beyond politics, and the civilian population inevitably bear the brunt. Together, Professor Sachs and Professor Rodriguez engage in an insightful dialogue that sheds light on economic warfare, and how it is deployed in the modern world.

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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. 

All information about the Book Club with Jeffrey Sachs can be found at

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