The end of poverty: economic possibilities for our time

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Allen Lane, Apr 7, 2005 - Social Science - 396 pages
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Jeffrey Sachs draws on his remarkable 25 years' experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring vision of the keys to economic success in the world today. Marrying vivid storytelling with acute analysis, he sets the stage by drawing a conceptual map of the world economy and explains why, over the past 200 years, wealth and poverty have diverged and evolved across the planet, and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the trap of poverty. Sachs tells the remarkable stories of his own work in Bolivia, Poland, Russia, India, China and Africa to bring readers with him to an understanding of the different problems countries face. In the end, readers will be left not with an understanding of how daunting the world's problems are, but how solvable they are - and why making the effort is both our moral duty and in our own interests.

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Fascinating insight. - Goodreads
I'm not saying this is bad writing or anything. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Trey Malone - Goodreads

I found the tone of this book to be far too preachy, albeit completely inappropriate in its policy proposals. Of course, Sachs' title set himself up for failure, and his Keynesian approach was clearly too tidy and simplistic. Read full review

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I get the point of the book, but hate how it was written. It was one part humble brag, one part mind numbing tables and seemingly endless percentages an dollar amounts, and then one part clear idea. Read full review



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