The landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world s poorest citizens, from one of the world s most renowned economists Hailed by Time as one of the world s hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D Sachs is renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis Now a classic of its genre, The EnThe landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world s poorest citizens, from one of the world s most renowned economists Hailed by Time as one of the world s hundred most influential people, Jeffrey D Sachs is renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis Now a classic of its genre, The End of Poverty distills than thirty years of experience to offer a uniquely informed vision of the steps that can transform impoverished countries into prosperous ones Marrying vivid storytelling with rigorous analysis, Sachs lays out a clear conceptual map of the world economy Explaining his own work in Bolivia, Russia, India, China, and Africa, he offers an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that challenge the world s poorest countries Ten years after its initial publication, The End of Poverty remains an indispensible and influential work In this 10th anniversary edition, Sachs presents an extensive new foreword assessing the progress of the past decade, the work that remains to be done, and how each of us can help He also looks ahead across the next fifteen years to 2030, the United Nations target date for ending extreme poverty, offering new insights and recommendations.
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Towards the End of Poverty: A ManifestoThe difference between a solid policy prescription book and an evocative manifesto is hard to make out if it is an economist writing it. I should have known which side this would fall on once I saw that the introduction was by Bono, but I let the forceful and articulate Bono force me into buying this one. In the store, Bono’s righteous anger was infectious and the book could not be put down. It sounded like a moral obligation:Fifteen thousand people dying [...]
You, being a smart person who is up on contemporary debates in economics and development and/or are a reader of Vanity Fair, probably already know all about Sachs and this book.Sachs made his name giving “shock therapy” to various third world economies. He recommended they jack up interest rates, and pushed them towards neo-liberal free market structures. His career hit a bit of a bad patch when he was associated with the economic meltdown of the former Soviet Socialist Republic. This book i [...]
What do Bono, and countless other celebrities have in common with the author? A: They’ve always wanted to be celebrities. What is different? A: The celebs actually think that the world can be rid of poverty and misery and vice. Are you honestly going to tell me that one of the world’s most influential economists ACTUALLY believes that poverty can be banished or even meaningfully reduced? Not a chance. Not with Africa’s population growth rate. Sachs is selling panic again to promote himself [...]
I expected to give this book one star, but I could get behind enough of Sachs' ideas to give it two. Sachs opposes IMF/WB austerity measures to promote development, and defends health care, education, and other services as public goods. He advocates taxing the rich and getting the world's wealthiest people to invest their money in the world's poorest people. He opposes Bush's excessive military spending because he thinks US and global security are more effectively guaranteed by cutting down glob [...]
A well written book. In my opinion it can not be read without also reading William Easterly's book "The Quest For Growth." The two scholors are at war with each other. Their debate is all the more interesting when you read the back and forth op-ed pieces they have written in the Washington Post. I tend to agree with Easterly: Sachs means well, but he is very full of himself. His book is more a tribute to what he can do, and other economists can't than a good debate on the issues. Flying Bono aro [...]
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One of Cambridge Sustainability's Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world. To find out more, click here.The End of Poverty argues that extreme poverty, defined by the World Bank as having an income of less than $1 a day, is 'the poverty that kills'. However, it is almost entirely preventable and solvable (as has been shown in developed countries and many developing countries) through the provision of basic services in [...]
Another book written by a rich caucasian on how to solve "Third World" problems. Sachs floats a lot of "economic theories" and Bono throws in his bit as well. Understandably so, they've never walked a mile in a poor person's shoes. Some things are just as nature intended. We cannot all be wealthy CEOs, who'll do the ground work?. Intervention does more harm than good, most of the time. Some relief schemes are built on greed and filth. Just look at USaid!! Closer to home, look at the giant retail [...]
Generation X seems to have missed out on causes greater than ourselves. The Greatest Generation had World War II. The baby boomers had efforts to overcome racial discrimination and end the war in Vietnam. Gen X'ers have enjoyed economic prosperity and although there were events going on in the world where we should have stood up and rallied the nation around the need to do the right thing (ending genocide in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur come to mind), we opted to continue the materialistic pursuit [...]
Read for class.Sachs' ideas are becoming so commonplace in discussions of modern development that it would be foolhardy not to read him. His advocacy of 'shock therapy' in economics controversial at best, and I won't go into detail about it here. I am very impressed with some of his ideas about how geography impacts development (similar to some of the ideas mentioned in Guns Germs and Steel) and how each government should increase aid with simple technological solutions, but again, some are drec [...]
I strongly believe that this is an important book to read for everyone of our generation. Although Sachs at times seems like an ideologist, I share his sentiments and am grateful for how his book portrays that ending extreme poverty is within our grasp- and probably a lot simpler than we think. His experiences weave a compelling narrative which provides generalized but valuable lessons on development work. His check-list approach to the causes of (and solutions to) poverty is widely discredited [...]
Oh Jeffn I call you Jeff? No? Ok. Dr. Sachs, you're ideas are way too lofty and boring, but you're really enthusiastic about them so everyone likes you. I only think you're OK. What happens when all of Bono's money goes into the pockets of corrupt dictators? Will he be able to afford more sunglasses so he can continue to have pictures of himself taken with brown kids in the bright African sun? I think he will. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs in those bright African places will continue stay stagnant an [...]
A new way to think of global economics, for sure. I need some time to process his concept of capitalism with a heart as the best vehicle for social justice. I can respect the way Sachs tries to find a middle ground between dog-eat-dog free-market systems and closed authoritarian systems. A little repetitive at the end and not super well-written.
I found Jeffrey Sachs'The End of Povertyto be extremely enlightening and informative on the issues of poverty, globalization, and the issues developing countries face that prevent them to achieve the first steps towards economic development. I'll admit to having no prior knowledge or experience in this area, especially in economics. There were parts of the book where I became confused by the data explained and density of the writing, but, in general, Sachs' ideas are easy to comprehend and clari [...]
Well written and intriguing, but I was looking for more of a boots on the ground directive of how to help those in poverty. This does give a great overview of the history and the situation and the fix.
very outstanding book , thoughtprovoking and informative
Quick primer on development economics.
Very powerful book, Sach's is very passionate on the topic of world poverty and how billions of the world's population is living on less than $1 a day. He details policies and ideas that have been tried and those that he believes can work to end world poverty. It is amazing to me that an book by an economist can come across as more christian and how do we help the poor and disadvantaged than a lot of christians that I come in contact with on the same subject. Well written book and it gave me a n [...]
Sachs focuses on the plight of the 1 billion people in extreme poverty, of which 20,000 perish each day. The book centers on the idea that we need to help the extreme poor to climb onto the ladder of economic development, which is currently out of their reach. Eight problems are noted that can cause a country to fail: Poverty trap (unable to accumulate capital per person), physical geography, fiscal trap (limited government resources), governance failures, cultural barriers (undermined rights of [...]
This is a good book and it shares with us Sach's wealth of experience in international economics. The problem for me is that I read Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty first, and that book changed the whole way I look at politics and international development- it was mind-blowing. Sachs suffers from the comparison with kind of run-of-the-mill recommendations.
It is about macroeconomic solutions to end world poverty, written by one of the world's most influential economic advisors. Starts off with a global picture of poverty, then goes on to modern history from the Industrial Revolution on, in a economic/human development point-of-view. From this book one shall learn that geopolitics has had a lot do with why some countries are so well off while others just seem to keep on getting worse. He explains why ODA in the past have failed, and why the World B [...]
Защо някои народи са бедни? Какво лошо им се е случило, за да ги остави в такова ужасяващо положение, та да измират от глад и болести? Още в началото на книгата си, Джефри Сакс прави невероятно важното наблюдение - бедността не е нещо изключително, ненормално, не е "причинена" о [...]
As someone with a passion for helping the poor, I thought this book would be a worthwhile read. However, I walk away feeling like I listened to a broken record for the entire book. Sachs' main thesis in my opinion is that poor countries need a fresh start via debt cancellation, coupled with an injection of ODA provided by the world's rich countries. He illustrated this argument 500 times in a variety of ways. His style was too confrontational and "I know best" for my liking. After hearing "me", [...]
Sachs visited Malawi a few times in the 2000s, and met the country's vice-president, "a remarkably fine individual, a dignified, eloquent, a popular figure in what is against all odds a multiparty democracy." He "came to know Malawi relatively well" and saw people dying of AIDS, depleted soil, no medicines in the hospital, children stunted from malnutrition. Paul Theroux visited the country in 2001; unlike Sachs, he speaks Chichewa, the Bantu language widely spoken in Malawi, having worked in wh [...]
This book was written by left-leaning Jeffrey Sachs, who you can see on Morning Joe at least once a week.This book was a more interesting read than I thought it would be. I assumed Sachs would just say to take American taxpayer money and give it to 3rd world countries. Well, he did say that, but he also discussed the reasons many countries are impoverished. Certainly the United States is at an advantage when it comes to our form of government, our economic model, our natural resources, and our p [...]
Sachs is a world reknowned economist who goes into detail about his work in Guatemala, India, Poland, and Russia, which put him on the map. Many of these countries face hyperinflation, and he guided them to stabilize their money, and receive debt cancellation from other countries – a very controversial issue at the time. In the beginning he explains what the poverty trap is – how some countries cannot even get on the first rung of the economic ladder because of their lack of natural resource [...]
EVERY 60 SECONDS IN AFRICA A MINUTE PASSES.A book that I was forced to read and present some time ago as requested by my boss at work. The ideas presented here were really not that exciting for me and amazingly I grew to like his biggest critics even more (Dambisa Moyo and William Easterly, so I would suggest them more). The overly optimistic tone not only is boring (which doesn't say much) - but obviously not working, I mean one does not even have to be an economist to understand that to keep p [...]
domestic-lynxvejournal/Рассуждения Сакса вплотную подводят к необходимости новой версии колониализма. Колониализма на новом витке исторической спирали. Этот новый колониализм есть диалектическое отрицание того нео-колониализма, который есть сегодня, и в качестве отрицания отрица [...]
An excellent book about developmental economics. While Jeffrey Sachs is criticized for being "too naive" in this book by some others who work in this field, I for one appreciated his optimistic--yet grounded in reality--approach to how to reduce poverty in developing countries. I especially enjoyed the first half of the book which was a surprisingly fast read. It includes specific examples of various economies, e.g Bolivia, Poland, Russia, China, India, Africa, and the unique challenges and succ [...]
Jeffrey Sachs has more degrees and social achievements in his modest years than most people of that social responsibility crowd achieve in a lifetime. His driving passion is not to achieve an equal distribution of wealth but rather to raise the average wealth of all mankind by helping to bring the poorest of us out of poverty. In this offering he calculates the modest cost (an amount equal to one cup of Starbucks coffee from every American) and the practical application (helping people help them [...]