Sachs: Prosperity in sustainability


“THE end [or goal] of politics is the best of ends; and the main concern of politics is to engender a certain character in the citizens and to make them good and disposed to perform noble actions.” Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

As 2016 comes to a close with the world order still in a state of flux, I am reminded of the relevance of this age-old quotation from Aristotle. Indeed, 2016 was so far a period of the politically unimaginable; of challenges to the status quo which portends uncertainty for the global economic order. The huge challenge remains whether our politicians and citizens will be more “disposed to perform noble actions.”

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