The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs audiobook

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time

By Jeffrey D. Sachs
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455135622

  • ISBN: 9781433233562

  • ISBN: 9781433274770

Runtime: 13.79 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Hailed by Time as one of the world’s one hundred most influential people, Jeffrey Sachs is world-renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis. He has advised a broad range of world leaders and international institutions on the challenges of hyperinflation, disease, post-communist transition, and extreme poverty. Now, at last, he draws on all he has learned from twenty-five years of work to offer a uniquely informed vision of the keys to economic success in the world today and the steps that are necessary to achieve prosperity for all.

Marrying vivid, passionate storytelling with profound, rigorous analysis, Jeffrey Sachs first lays out a clear conceptual map of the world economy. He explains why, over the past two hundred years, wealth has diverged across the planet and why the poorest nations have so far been unable to improve their lot. He explains how to arrive at an in-depth diagnosis of a country’s economic challenges and the options it faces. He leads readers along the same learning path he himself followed, telling the stories of his own work in Bolivia, Poland, Russia, India, China, and Africa as a way to bring readers with him to a deep understanding of the challenges faced by developing countries in different parts of the world. Finally, he offers an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that most challenge the world’s poorest societies and, indeed, the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Book and man are brilliant, passionate, optimistic and impatient…Outstanding.” Economist
“[A] landmark book…Combines his practical experience with sharp professional analysis and clear exposition…If there is any one work to put extreme poverty back onto the global agenda, this is it.” Publishers Weekly
“Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025. If you think that is too ambitious or wildly unrealistic, you need to read this book…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.” Amazon.com editorial review
“Malcolm Hillgartner makes his delivery heartfelt while maintaining Sachs’ optimistic tone and outlook…Sachs’ personal anecdotes give Hillgartner room to voice passion and even occasional anger. He admirably represents Sachs, a believer in ‘capitalism with a human face,’ and gives listeners plenty of food for thought.” AudioFile
“This is an excellent, understandable book on a critical topic and should be required reading for students and participants in public policy as well as those who doubt the problem of world poverty can be solved.” Booklist

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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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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 13.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English