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Rather I think that there is a line between being optimistic and being silly and that Jeffrey Sachs crossed it.
Comprehensive in nature, this book makes an excellent textbook that should be required reading for all who need to understand the realities of the new age before us.
My strongest objection, however, was how Mr. Sachs took too many partisan shots that made him seem too petty and aggressive.
In 2008 Jeffrey Sachs warned us in this book that "the worlds current ecological, demographic and economic trajectory is unsustainable. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SeekingWisdom
I have read many other books by Sachs. He is a common sense economist. I have read many books by noted international economists. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Richard J. Sarni
In order to end extreme poverty we must pursue an integrated approach to development.
MDG-based national plans of action
Increased public sector investments... Read more
I found much in the book I agreed with, but could not get over the author's constant self aggrandizement, US bashing, and condescending tone. Read morePublished 21 months ago by William J Klenke
Sachs pulls out real statistics to show the trend of the present world economies toward convergence and discusses the trainwreck that is coming if changes are not made to cut... Read morePublished 22 months ago by GaryW
Jeffrey Sachs Critique
To start off this paper I would like to say a couple things about myself with regards to Jeffrey Sachs's book Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded... Read more
Jeffrey Sachs book should be a required reading for every college student, and also for our current and budding politicians. Read morePublished 22 months ago by tree boy
This is a book that everyone should read. It is the basis to all of the sustainable development principles. Read morePublished on September 15, 2012 by Pen Name
From the late 1950s to the late 1990s, Canadian economist John Kenneth Galbraith was the intellectual standard bearer of liberal economics in the English-speaking world. Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by Newton Ooi