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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities For Our Time

13 Ratings: 0.7
Book on Poverty by Columbia Economist and Director of the Columbia Earth Institute, Jeffrey Sachs

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Author: Jeffrey Sachs, Jeffrey Sachs
Genre: Economics , Development & Growth, Economic Conditions, Economic Policy & Development, Policy & Current Events, Business Development, see all
Publisher: Penguin Press
Date Published: 2005
3 reviews about The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities...
review by . June 28, 2010
There are many controversial ideas/topics on how to end world poverty. Sachs believes that if all the 1st world, G20 countries adhere to their previous funding declarations and contribute a mere .7% of their GDP toward poverty eradication efforts, extreme poverty could be ended by 2025. Some disagree, but one thing about this book is certain. Sach's arguments are backed up by data and real statistics, and he had me convinced. He points out that a little money can't accomplish anything. It …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
This book would be interesting to keep and see how it fares with the economics of the future 20 years from now.
review by . June 10, 2008
As someone interested in development and social welfare, I have read many books on the topic. However, where most lay out lofty, unattainable goals, this one focuses on concrete action steps that actually do have the potential to be implemented.     This book is extremely interesting, but at times, extremely sad. Sachs uses case studies to prove many of his points and reading the harrowing stories of children who have contracted diseases due to their inability to buy a $3 mosquito …
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