Common Wealth by Jeffrey D. Sachs audiobook

Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

By Jeffrey D. Sachs
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Blackstone Publishing 9781594201271

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433233340

  • ISBN: 9781433233371

  • ISBN: 9781433274749

Runtime: 12.53 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

In Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs shows us that we are running up against the realities of a crowded planet. In order to avoid disaster, we need a new economic paradigm: one that is global, cooperative, environmentally aware, and science-based. The old model of a competitive scramble for global power, natural resources, and international markets must be replaced by a new era of global cooperation around shared goals of sustainable development. These are not just utopian dreams, but they won’t be reached on our current trajectory or with our current economic thinking. If we take the right measures now, there will be room for all on the planet. Common Wealth points the way to the global course correction we must embrace for the sake of our common future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Common Wealth explains the most basic economic reckoning that the world faces…Despite the rearguard opposition of some vested interests, policies to help the world’s poor and the global environment are in fact the very best economic bargains on the planet.” Al Gore, Winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and Former Vice President of the United States
“Jeffrey Sachs never disappoints. With powerful illustrations and moving words, he describes what humanity must do if we are to share a common future on this planet. By making sense of economics as it affects the lives of people, this book is an excellent resource for all those who want to understand what changes the twenty-first century may bring.” Kofi Annan, winner of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize and former secretary-general of the United Nations
“In this sobering but optimistic manifesto, development economist Sachs argues that the crises facing humanity are daunting—but solutions to them are readily at hand…Combining trenchant analysis with a resounding call to arms, Sachs’ book is an important contribution to the debate over the world’s future.” Publishers Weekly
“Malcolm Hillgartner is solid as narrator. He treats the material seriously, in the manner of a documentary narrator…its message is worth the effort.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Author Bio: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is internationally renowned for hs work as an economic adviser to governments around the world.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 12.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English