Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

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Penguin, Mar 18, 2008 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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In Common Wealth, Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world's most respected economists and the author of The New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty- offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity. Through crystalline examination of hard facts, Sachs predicts the cascade of crises that awaits this crowded planet-and presents a program of sustainable development and international cooperation that will correct this dangerous course. Few luminaries anywhere on the planet are as schooled in this daunting subject as Sachs, and this is the vital product of his experience and wisdom.
 

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User Review  - Brandon Yeo - Goodreads

This book provided a very clear overview of the challenges our world today is facing. Despite critics who point out the futility of aid and global cooperation, Sachs points out the reasons for such ... Read full review

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User Review  - Krishna Kumar - Goodreads

Following up from his earlier book, "The End of Poverty", Jeffrey Sachs lists some solutions for the major challenges facing our planet today: population growth, poverty, climate change, water ... Read full review

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Contents

PART
The Anthropocene
Global Solutionsto ClimateChange 5 Securing Our WaterNeeds
Global Population Dynamics
Completing theDemographic Transition
Global ProblemSolving
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Index
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