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Venezuela’s ex-spy chief promotes possible presidential bid

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former spy chief under the late leader Hugo Chavez is emerging as a political player in turbulent Venezuela, mistrusted by the opposition and despised by the government as he travels the country in a possible bid for the presidency. Miguel Rodriguez Torres is a longshot …

Jeffrey Sachs head of the World Bank? He shouldn’t, but the presidency needs reform – Slate Magazine

Jeffrey Sachs’ rightly doomed campaign for the World Bank presidency. Leadership of the World Bank is not a popularity contest and not normally subject to much public input. But Columbia University development economist Jeffrey Sachs is looking to change all that by campaigning very publicly for the job. There’s almost …

Jeffrey Sachs: CEO Follies

 There may be no group of people in the world more out of touch with U.S. ground reality than super-rich CEOs of major U.S. companies railing against Warren Buffett’s suggestion that the rich should pay higher taxes. The Wall Street Journal today brings a somewhat surprising case in point (“My …