1. After listening to the Jeffrey Sachs Reith lecture and the questions addressed to him afterwards, what are the criticisms against his viewpoint for change and our ability to make these changes come about? Address these issues in a 3 to 4 page paper.
Jeffrey Sachs Reith Lecture 2007
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00776j3 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
2.Week 1 Reading Reflection
I would like you to post a one to two page short post in this threaded discussion tab. The post should reflect on what you have taken from the week’s assigned reading and what were the key takeaways from each reading assignment. I will not be grading you on structure and formatting but be conscientious about good grammar and spelling. Please prepare the post in a word document and then cut and paste into the weekly post/threaded discussion post box.
Reading for Week 1
1. A Marvel of Cooperation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
2 “I, Pencil” by Leonard Read
http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl0.html#Introduction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., by Milton Friedman, pages 3, 4 and 5 only.
3. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 – Sachs – The Age of Sustainable Development
Bruce Scott on Capitalism, pgs 1-18
http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/07-037.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Consumerism is Eating the Future – New Scientist, August 2009
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17569-consumerism-is-eating-the-future.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The State of Consumerism Today – Worldwatch Institute
http://www.worldwatch.org/node/810#1 (Links to an external site.)
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