The Price of Civilization: Economics and Ethics After the Fall

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Random House of Canada, Limited, Aug 21, 2012 - Capitalism - 352 pages
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For more than three decades, Jeffrey D. Sachs has been at the forefront of international economic problem solving. But the bestselling author of The End of Poverty and Common Wealth turns his attention to his own home, the United States, in The Price of Civilization, a book that is essential reading for everyone concerned with the global economy. In a forceful, impassioned and personal voice, Sachs offers not only a searing and incisive diagnosis of his country's economic ills but also an urgent call to restore the virtues of fairness, honesty and foresight as the foundations of national wealth.
     The Price of Civilization is a masterly road map for prosperity, rooted in a rigorous understanding of the twenty-first century world economy and the importance of crucial human values.

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User Review  - MrDickie - LibraryThing

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a better understanding of what happened to America and is interested in positive suggestions for making changes and improvements. Economist, Jeffrey D ... Read full review

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User Review  - nivramkoorb - LibraryThing

This is an excellent book that I highly recommend. It has a liberal bent to it but it really takes no prisoners in terms of assigning blame for our current state of affairs. It uses data to support ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

JEFFREY D. SACHS is the Director of The Earth Institute and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is also special advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002-2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project, which set global goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease and hunger by 2015. He was among TIME's 100 most influential leaders in 2004 and 2005. He is the author of many books and articles, including Common Wealth and The End of Poverty, both of which were international bestsellers. He is one of the leading voices calling for economic development that is in line with environmental sustainabilty. The author lives in New York, NY.

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