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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time Paperback – Feb 28 2006

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1 edition (Feb. 28 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143036580
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143036586
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Book and man are brilliant, passionate, optimistic and impatient... Outstanding." —The Economist

"If there is any one work to put extreme poverty back onto the global agenda, this is it." ——Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Paul Wolfowitz should read Jeffrey Sachs’s compelling new book." —Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek

“Professor Sachs has provided a compelling blueprint for eliminating extreme poverty from the world by 2025. Sachs’s analysis and proposals are suffused with all the practical experience of his twenty years in the field—working in dozens of countries across the globe to foster economic development and well-being.” —George Soros, financier and philanthropist

"Sachs proposes a many-pronged, needs-based attack...that is eminently practical and minimally pipe-dreamy...A solid, reasonable argument in which the dismal science offers a brightening prospect for the world's poor." —Kirkus 

"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." —Mary Whaley, Booklist

 

About the Author

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, as well as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals. He has twice been named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, "probably the most important economist in the world," and by Time Magazine "the world's best known economist." A recent survey by The Economist ranked Sachs as among the world's three most influential living economists of the past decade. His other books include Common WealthThe Price of CivilizationTo Move the World, and The Age of Sustainable Development.

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