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I enjoyed reading this article and found it very interesting and well written. Ever since reading Krugman in Professor Goldsmiths Social Issues course, I have enjoyed his writing style and how much of his opinion we get unlike some papers that seem like they are all numbers and no voice. In terms of the content, something that immediately caught my attention was his Africa map example and how he related it to the field of Economics. At first, I did not know how he was going to tie it in, but after reading more, it seemed to be the perfect anecdote. Another part that stood out was how he mentioned that “Economics, of course, has become vastly more mathematical over time,” which tied in well with our discussion this week about modern day economists using math for the sake of making it seem more intellectually advanced. I then liked how he tied the mathematical argument with some well known development economists and how they have used it to advance their theories. A final aspect of this paper that I would like to point out was his emphasis on the importance of models. A quote that stood out as interesting is the following: “Economic theory is essentially a collection of models. Broad insights that are not expressed in model form may temporarily attract attention and even win converts, but they do not endure unless codified in a reproducible -- and teachable -- form.” I think this is a great point and I liked how he highlighted the importance of models being teachable because it seems like in the end, that is the most important part so that they can be expanded.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2018 on ECON 280 for Friday at Jolly Green General
While this was a great article with very interesting information, I would like to comment on how effective the SDGs seem and how ambitious they appear. At first glace, the SDG’s seem extremely ambitious and unrealistic. Even though they are goals, I think they would be more effective if they didn’t include the goal of every nation/ government/ community achieving something, but instead if the goal was to see improvement from every nation. I think the goals would be more effective if they separated developed and developing countries and gave them different goals and standards since it will be much harder for developing countries to achieve the goals stated. Even though I feel as if Sachs stated many problems and not enough specific examples of solutions, I think one of his most effective points was how to use the results, both achievements and shortcomings, of the MDG’s to improve the SDGs. The only aspect of this section that I questioned was the fourth weakness of MDGs that the SDGs could improve on. I think Sach’s idea of investment is a little unrealistic because if how hard it would be to hold every country accountable and I think setting a strict percentage of GDP to be dedicated to official development assistance is tough because of how much different countries’ GDPs vary and how poor nations with low GDPs would not raise very much and they are the ones that need the most investment. Overall, I enjoyed reading this paper and thought his observations on world problems were very interesting.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2018 on ECON 280 at Jolly Green General
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