End of Poverty Economic Possibilities for Our Time

ISBN-10: 1594200459

ISBN-13: 9781594200458

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jeffrey D. Sachs, Bono

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He has been cited by The New York Times Magazineas "probably the most important economist in the world" and by Time as "the world's best-known economist." He has advised an extraordinary range of world leaders and international institutions on the full range of issues related to creating economic success and reducing the world's poverty and misery. Now, at last, he draws on his entire twenty-five-year body of experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring big-picture vision of the keys to economic success in the world today and the steps that are necessary to achieve prosperity for all. Marrying vivid eyewitness storytelling to his laserlike analysis, Jeffrey Sachs sets the stage by drawing a vivid conceptual map of the world economy and the different categories into which countries fall. Then, in a tour de force of elegance and compression, he explains why, over the past two hundred years, wealth has diverged across the planet in the manner that it has and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the cruel vortex of poverty. The groundwork laid, he explains his methods for arriving, like a clinical internist, at a holistic diagnosis of a country's situation and the options it faces. Rather than deliver a worldview to readers from on high, Sachs leads them along the learning path he himself followed, telling the remarkable stories of his own work in Bolivia, Poland, Russia, India, China, and Africa as a way to bring readers to a broad-based understanding of the array of issues countries can face and the way the issues interrelate. He concludes by drawing on everything he has learned to offer an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that most frequently hold societies back. In the end, he leaves readers with an understanding, not of how daunting the world's problems are, but how solvable they are-and why making the effort is a matter both of moral obligation and strategic self-interest. A work of profound moral and intellectual vision that grows out of unprecedented real-world experience, The End of Povertyis a road map to a safer, more prosperous future for the world. From "probably the most important economist in the world" (The New York Times Magazine), legendary for his work around the globe on economies in crisis, a landmark exploration of the roots of economic prosperity and the path out of extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Foreword
A global family portrait
The spread of economic prosperity
Why some countries fail to thrive
Clinical economics
Bolivia's high-altitude hyperinflation
Poland's return to Europe
Reaping the whirlwind : Russia's struggle for normalcy
China : catching up after half a millennium
India's market reforms : the triumph of hope over fear
The voiceless dying : Africa and disease
The millennium, 9/11, and the United Nations
On-the-ground solutions for ending poverty
Making the investments needed to end poverty
A global compact to end poverty
Can the rich afford to help the poor?
Myths and magic bullets
Why we should do it
Our generation's challenge
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