Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

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Penguin, Mar 18, 2008 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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In Common Wealth, Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world's most respected economists and the author of The New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty- offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity. Through crystalline examination of hard facts, Sachs predicts the cascade of crises that awaits this crowded planet-and presents a program of sustainable development and international cooperation that will correct this dangerous course. Few luminaries anywhere on the planet are as schooled in this daunting subject as Sachs, and this is the vital product of his experience and wisdom.


  

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User Review  - Duncan - Goodreads

Quite the tour de force, Sachs ranges from describing humanity's core environmental challenges (climate change, water use, biodiversity) to explaining the demographic trends and projections for the ... Read full review

Review: Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

This book lacks a strong unifying theme. Started out pretty promising, but turned into quite mainstream arguments and policies for conventional economic growth, yawn. Expected alot more on the ... Read full review

Contents

PART
The Anthropocene
Global Solutionsto ClimateChange 5 Securing Our WaterNeeds
Global Population Dynamics
Completing theDemographic Transition
Global ProblemSolving
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Index
Copyright

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Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. Sachs is also President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty.

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