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US economist Jeffrey Sachs said today in Asuncion that "good policy is possible" and set an example for the Scandinavian countries against the United States, where "a Government of billionaires. "

Asunción, July 14 (EFE) .- The American economist Jeffrey Sachs said today in Asuncion that "good policy is possible" and set the example of the Scandinavian countries against the States The United States, where a "billionaire government" has been set up.

In his view, the US government "is increasingly corrupt" and its policies are short-term, so that Has a "vision for 2030," in reference to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, central theme of his conference today in the Paraguayan capital.

Sachs was defined during His paper as "Social Democrat" and wondered "what Social Democracy in America means" if a candidate like Bernie Sanders "was considered an insurgent."

For the economist the Scandinavian countries are the greatest exponent of social democracy, since there "both the market and public services are of high quality."

In their view, the success of these countries Comes from the role of trade unions in "negotiating to create a style of politics and egalitarian policies." Sachs added that in these states "trust in government is Very high and the level of corruption is almost zero, "and are also" economically successful. "

The economist made these comments during his participation in the international symposium "Objectives of sustainable development and low carbon economy", organized by the Paraguayan side of Itapú Binacional, the hydroelectric power plant shared by Paraguay and Brazil.

In this sense, Sachs addressed Paraguay's political representatives at the meeting and reminded them that none of the development goals "is unnecessary." These 17 goals The United Nations can be grouped into "economic prosperity, social inclusion and sustainable development" and are "three very important pillars for Paraguay".

The economist invited to initiate a Transition to a low carbon economy, with cities and sustainable agriculture.

Regarding this last point, he added that "market value does not represent social value" and He added that "the market economy is good, but not perfect." He also called on the authorities to invest more in research and development, as well as in health and education To minimize inequalities that still exist in the country.

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