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February 9, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When high school senior Jeffrey Sachs visited Washington in 1972, he sent his girlfriend a postcard of the White House. On the back he wrote: "Home at last." No, Sachs isn't running the United States yet. But give him time. After all, he's only 35, and he's already helping to run Poland.
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May 20, 2007 | Steffie Nelson, Special to The Times
"YOU and me, let's do a book club," Matthew Cooke, editor and producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Deliver Us From Evil," remembered saying repeatedly, to various friends. "It's something I've talked about for probably the past five years." He shrugged. "But then we never had a book club. Finally, we do."
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WORLD
July 5, 2005 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Dwarfed by the lush, 12-foot cornstalks sprouting around her hut, Yunia Akinyi Adhola can scarcely believe her good fortune. Never has the maize grown so high here, she said, a guarantee that this year her family won't go hungry. Her luck changed a year ago when strangers descended upon this poverty-stricken village, testing the rocky soil, interviewing neighbors and then, to everyone's delight, giving away fertilizer, high-quality seeds and mosquito nets.
WORLD
July 5, 2005 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
Dwarfed by the lush, 12-foot cornstalks sprouting around her hut, Yunia Akinyi Adhola can scarcely believe her good fortune. Never has the maize grown so high here, she said, a guarantee that this year her family won't go hungry. Her luck changed a year ago when strangers descended upon this poverty-stricken village, testing the rocky soil, interviewing neighbors and then, to everyone's delight, giving away fertilizer, high-quality seeds and mosquito nets.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2007 | Steffie Nelson, Special to The Times
"YOU and me, let's do a book club," Matthew Cooke, editor and producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Deliver Us From Evil," remembered saying repeatedly, to various friends. "It's something I've talked about for probably the past five years." He shrugged. "But then we never had a book club. Finally, we do."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1998
Re the commentary by Jeffrey Sachs, "The Dismal Decade: Failure East and West," Nov. 22: Russia can reduce or eliminate its debt by selling Kaliningrad Oblast to Germany and the Kuril Islands to Japan. Since these lands belonged to those countries before the end of World War II, they might be willing to pay a high price for them. MICHAEL TONG Los Angeles
BUSINESS
December 20, 1989 | From Reuters
In the spirit of perestroika, the Soviet Union hopes to borrow from the United States a financing technique first used in the early 1800s in New York--municipal bonds. Officials in the Soviet Union, where no bond market exists, in November signed an agreement with New York economic consultant Jeffrey Sachs to explore ways to use long-term debt to finance infrastructure, environment and housing needs.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Don Lee
President Obama on Friday nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, a physician and anthropologist by training, to succeed Robert Zoellick as the next president of the World Bank. The naming of Kim was seen as a surprise.  Kim, 52, though highly regarded for his leadership in global health issues, is not well known in political or financial circles. But the appointment of the South Korean-born Kim may also deflect criticisms from developing economies of the United States having a lock on the World Bank's top position.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1994
Re "What a Menacing Mess We've Made," by Jeffrey Sachs, Commentary, Jan. 26: The listing of reform blunders started by Sachs' intrusive "shock therapy" fantasies is the best self-indictment of the amorphous mess created in Moscow. Spreading the blame on the West, G-7 and the IMF for lack of monetary aid is a red herring. It covers up reform mismanagement in Russia and ill advice rendered by Russian, Swedish and American radical reform advisers. Lack of a comprehensive master plan to deracinate the deep-rooted Stalinist economic rot is the prime failure of Russian reforms.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
For the second year in a row, Singapore remains the world's most competitive economy, ahead of Hong Kong and the United States, according to a report issued Friday. The rankings in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 1998 define which countries have a range of market and factors of production which give them the ability to maintain sustained economic growth.
NEWS
February 9, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When high school senior Jeffrey Sachs visited Washington in 1972, he sent his girlfriend a postcard of the White House. On the back he wrote: "Home at last." No, Sachs isn't running the United States yet. But give him time. After all, he's only 35, and he's already helping to run Poland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1998
Laurence Kotlikoff and Jeffrey Sachs argue persuasively for their reform of Social Security (Commentary, April 5). They base their argument on the fact that with current trends, the payroll tax will need to be increased drastically. I agree with this, but the assumption is that Social Security must be paid for with a payroll tax. This tax is horribly regressive, and should be abolished, with a corresponding (but smaller, because of the broader base) income tax hike. Eliminating this tax would also remove the assumption that Social Security is somehow a pension system, instead of the pay-as-you-go system it truly is. They then propose that the money being taken through the payroll tax be privatized and invested in the global capital markets.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The estate of Richard Blackwell, a former designer and fashion critic known for his often-controversial worst-dressed lists, and his partner, Robert Spencer, has sold in Windsor Square for $1.8 million. Built in 1920, the Mediterranean-style house sits on a quarter of an acre with a guesthouse, a swimming pool and a pool house. Features include a parquet floor entry, stained-glass windows and a music room. There are four bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms and about 3,600 square feet of living space.
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