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In the end, I think I would have been better served sticking with the first two.
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.
Rather I think that there is a line between being optimistic and being silly and that Jeffrey Sachs crossed it.
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 10 days 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 14 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 15 months ago by Gary W. Carlson
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 16 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 18 months ago 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 19 months ago by Newton Ooi
as the publisher's description says this is a "sobering but optimistic manifesto": Sachs highlights the main global challenges that humanity faces now and will face during the 21st... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mr G.