The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

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Penguin, Feb 28, 2006 - Business & Economics - 448 pages
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The landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens, from one  of the world's most renowned economists

Hailed by Time as one of the world's hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D. Sachs is renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis. Now a classic of its genre, The End of Poverty distills more than thirty years of experience to offer a uniquely informed vision of the steps that can transform impoverished countries into prosperous ones. Marrying vivid storytelling with rigorous analysis, Sachs lays out a clear conceptual map of the world economy. Explaining his own work in Bolivia, Russia, India, China, and Africa, he offers an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that challenge the world's poorest countries.
 
Ten years after its initial publication, The End of Poverty remains an indispensible and influential work. In this 10th anniversary edition, Sachs presents an extensive new foreword assessing the progress of the past decade, the work that remains to be done, and how each of us can help. He also looks ahead across the next fifteen years to 2030, the United Nations' target date for ending extreme poverty, offering new insights and recommendations.


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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Sachs has a few good, very basic ideas. Mostly what I got from this book was that he agrees with me that paying so little (~0.2% of our GNP) in foreign aid, and tying it to so many requirements and ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Read for class. Sachs' ideas are becoming so commonplace in discussions of modern development that it would be foolhardy not to read him. His advocacy of 'shock therapy' in economics controversial at ... Read full review

Contents

One A GLOBAL FAMILY PORTRAIT
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Two T H E S P READ
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Three W H Y S O M E COUNTRIES
51
Seven R E A PING T H E W H IRLW IND
131
H IN A
148
Ten T H E V O I C E L E S S D Y IN G
188
Twelve ONT H E G R O U ND SOLUTIONS
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Thirteen MA KING THE INVEST MENTS
244
Fourteen A G L O B A L C O M PACT
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Fifteen CAN THE RICH A FF O R D
288
Seven teen W H Y W E SHOULD DO IT
329
Eighteen o UR GENERATIONS CHAL LENGE
347
Works Cited
369
Notes
377
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About the author (2006)

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, as well as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals. He has twice been named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, "probably the most important economist in the world," and by Time Magazine "the world's best known economist." A recent survey by The Economist ranked Sachs as among the world's three most influential living economists of the past decade. His other books include Common WealthThe Price of CivilizationTo Move the World, and The Age of Sustainable Development.


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