Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (Google eBook)

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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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Review: Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

User Review  - Brandon Yeo - Goodreads

This book provided a very clear overview of the challenges our world today is facing. Despite critics who point out the futility of aid and global cooperation, Sachs points out the reasons for such ... Read full review

Review: Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

A wealth of information is delivered to the reader in this book written in 2008. Common Wealth is not only relevant today, but at times it was even a little prophetic, addressing such global issues as ... Read full review


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