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The American Century

This chapter starts its discussion in 1914, looking at the rise of the US as a world power and the "American Century." This video is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

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Labor and Saving, Part II

Our total gross domestic product is available either for consumption or for savings: savings are evaluated in more detail in this chapter through various perspectives. An economy allocates the output…

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Deriving GDP, Part II

In this chapter, GDP is further explored from the perspective of the United States of America. The macroeconomy is described, including the number of workers, businesses, GDP, etc. The economy is…

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SDG Pathways: The Case of Deep Decarbonization

This chapter provides a case study on deep decarbonization to display the value of back-casting. In particular, Professor Sachs presents the work of SDSN's Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project.…

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Differential Diagnosis

This chapter discusses how we can begin to diagnosis priority problems in various places/countries through a concept called "clinical economics". Through clinical economics we can make a…

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The Next Comers: US, Germany, Japan and the Rest

In this module, Professor Sachs talks about the Anglo-American-led age of the industrial era. Britain became urban and a military force during the 19th century, and became the British Empire as we…

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US-led Globalization

In this chapter, Professor Sachs talks about USA-led globalization in the areas of governance, trade and decolonization. When World War II ended, the American economy had remarkable industrial…

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Case Study: US Deep Decarbonization (Part 2)

This chapter dives into the deep decarbonization analysis done in the U.S. In particular, this analysis asked: What would it take for the U.S. to achieve an 80 percent greenhouse gas emission…

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Case Study: US Deep Decarbonization (Part 1)

This chapter dives into the deep decarbonization analysis done in the U.S. In particular, this analysis asked: What would it take for the U.S. to achieve an 80 percent greenhouse gas emission…

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