The Price of Civilization

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Vintage, 2012 - Economic history - 322 pages
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One of the world's most brilliant economists and the bestselling author of The End of Poverty and Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs has written a book that is essential reading for everyone.

In this time of crisis, The Price of Civilization sets out a bold and provocative, yet responsible and achievable, plan; and reveals why we must - and how we can - change our economic culture in this time of crisis.

This is a masterful roadmap for prosperity, a programme designed to bridge divides and provide a way forward that we - and our leaders - ignore at our peril.

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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

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About the author (2012)

Jeffrey Sachs is the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. He is internationally renowned for his contributions to solving some of the world's most daunting economic and social crises, in his roles as a leading scholar and as an economic adviser to governments and international organizations around the world.

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