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Despite some crushing statistics, The End of Poverty is a hopeful book. Based on a tremendous amount of data and his own experiences working as an economic advisor to the UN and several individual nations, Sachs makes a strong moral, economic, and political case for why countries and individuals should battle poverty with the same commitment and focus normally reserved for waging war. This important book not only makes the end of poverty seem realistic, but in the best interest of everyone on the planet, rich and poor alike. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is an extraordinarily thought provoking book. I tend to agree with many of the reviewers that it seems far easier said and modeled than executed. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Edward J. Barton
Very interesting. Everyone should read
foreign aid has not brought anyone out of poverty, capitalism has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty, even those... Read more
This book show an interesting point of view about how to analice poverty and how to contribute to eradicate it.Published 1 month ago by Pris.ca
This is an excellent book for those who want to know more about poverty on an international scale and are willing to read through the complexities of the problem. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joel P. Bowman
To those who have criticized the concepts in this book, my only advice is to look at Sachs' Millennium Villages Project (Millennium Promise), and decide for yourself if it has been... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matt Lemmon
Sach's theories are crap and will never bring about any real change. Bono, you should be ashamed for endorsing this dude.Published 3 months ago by Eric Rivera
Interesting history of all the countries Sacs worked in. Puts the lives of the poorest billion of us in perspective.
Aid really is a moral issue. Read more
Mr. Sachs makes a good case of why nations should "invest" 0.7% of GNP in foreign aid (pointing out that many already do so and also that much more is spent in defense). Read morePublished 5 months ago by George Benaroya
There aren't any "I's" in the word "development," but there are plenty in this 2005 bestselling book on development by "Economist to the Stars" Jeffrey Sachs. Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. Graczewski