Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (in English)
Reviewer: Peter H. Calkins
Jeffrey Sachs has established a commanding reputation for his pioneering approach to enlightened globalization that guides low-income and transitional countries to develop while relieving poverty. He has written on economic geography, political economy, transition to markets, climatic determinism, debt, disease, and the historical and institutional conditions that intensify the problems of achieving growth with equity. His previous best-seller The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time explained why the wealth of nations has diverged so much, how economic poverty leads to poor governance, and which integrated solutions (agricultural technology, microcredit, treated beds to protect children from malaria) could help LDCs to surmount their problems within the next twenty years...
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