The Price of Civilization: Economics and Ethics After the Fall

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Vintage, 2012 - Business & Economics - 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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Review: The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

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This could easily have been a five star book. The writing style is very clear and well ordered and the ideas are very important. I would hope that many of these ideas would become policy in the coming ... Read full review

Review: The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

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This could easily have been a five star book. The writing style is very clear and well ordered and the ideas are very important. I would hope that many of these ideas would become policy in the coming ... 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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