Development as Freedom (Google eBook)
By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century.
Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Development as FreedomUser Review - howl of minerva - Goodreads
Don't be dazzled by the Nobel prize, this is a tedious and ultimately vapid book. See reviews by E and Andy that pretty much nail it. ----- And I'd just like to add, Sen has an unfailing eye for a ... Read full review
Review: Development as FreedomUser Review - Goodreads
An incredible philosophical framework, though a bit thin on the particulars of how exactly to achieve that freedom Sen's so keen on. Read full review
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