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Book of the Day: The Price of Civilization by Jeffrey Sachs

Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 at 5:18pm

Back in 2005 Jeffrey Sachs, whom the New York Times calls "probably the most important economist in the world" and Time considers "the world's best-known economist", wrote an extremely influencial book called The End of Poverty. In it he offered nothing less than an 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.

Now Sachs has written The Price of Civilization where he turns his attention to his homeland, the United States, to reveal the stunning inadequacy of American-style capitalism and to offer a bold and ambitious plan to change it. This book will certainly get people talking and reading it will bolster your arguments no matter where on the political spectrum you reside.

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End of Poverty

- by Jeffrey D Sachs, Bono

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"Book and man are brilliant, passionate, optimistic and impatient . . . Outstanding." --The Economist

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.