"Book and man are brilliant, passionate, optimistic and impatient . . . Outstanding." —The Economist 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 End of Poverty distills more 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.
Buy now to get the main key ideas from Jeffrey D. Sachs's The End of Poverty Can extreme poverty be eradicated in our lifetime? Jeffrey D. Sachs offers a detailed analysis of poverty in the world and proposes solutions in The End of Poverty (2005). He runs an economic diagnostic of the problem and offers practical solutions, integrating misconceptions and countering them. The End of Poverty is built on Sachs’ rich background in development economics and his professional expertise in the field. Though it is clear that extreme poverty will not be eradicated by 2025, as he once thought possible, The End of Poverty is a valuable read for anyone working in the field of development and sustainability.
The must-read summary of Jeffrey D. Sachs's book: “The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time”. This complete summary of "The End of Poverty" by Jeffrey D. Sachs, a renowned economist, presents his examination of what needs to be done to finally put an end to extreme poverty and to guarantee a basic level of sanitation, housing, health and nutrition to even the poorest communities. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand what must be done to end extreme poverty throughout the world • Expand your knowledge of international politics and economics To learn more, read "The End of Poverty" and discover the necessity of guaranteeing a basic level of sanitation, housing, health and nutrition to the world's poorest.
Poverty is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. But poverty is not new. And neither is God's deep concern for the poor--it is a theme deeply woven throughout the Bible. Yet sadly, churches and individual Christians have too often been blind to this emphasis, or they have been paralyzed into inaction by feelings of helplessness. In this urgent, provocative book, Ash Barker offers both challenge and hope. Pulling out and reflecting on significant passages from both testaments, he reveals what the Bible says about both the nature of poverty and about how God calls his people to respond. These studies, ideal for either individual or small group use, are interlaced with personal reflections--first-hand accounts from fifteen years of ministry among the poor.
Traditional Chinese edition of The End of Poverty: How We Can Make It Happen in Our Lifetime - by 2025, according to the author, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and director of Columbia University's Earth Institute. According to statistics, extreme poverty kills more than 20,000 people a day. Sachs makes "ending poverty" a moral, economic, and political imperative, and his solutions are realistic. In Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development
Author: Kathryn Moeller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
How and why are U.S. transnational corporations investing in the lives, educations, and futures of poor, racialized girls and women in the Global South? Is it a solution to ending poverty? Or is it a pursuit of economic growth and corporate profit? Drawing on more than a decade of research in the United States and Brazil, this book focuses on how the philanthropic, social responsibility, and business practices of various corporations use a logic of development that positions girls and women as instruments of poverty alleviation and new frontiers for capitalist accumulation. Using the Girl Effect, the philanthropic brand of Nike, Inc., as a central case study, the book examines how these corporations seek to address the problems of gendered poverty and inequality, yet do so using an instrumental logic that shifts the burden of development onto girls and women without transforming the structural conditions that produce poverty. These practices, in turn, enable corporations to expand their legitimacy, authority, and reach while sidestepping contradictions in their business practices that often exacerbate conditions of vulnerability for girls and women. With a keen eye towards justice, author Kathryn Moeller concludes that these corporatized development practices de-politicize girls’ and women’s demands for fair labor practices and a just global economy.
As Canada's social safety net continues to be eroded and the gap between rich and poor in our society continues to grow, it becomes increasingly urgent to confront the problems of poverty in fresh and creative ways. Political scientist François Blais offers a bold new proposal to assist the poorest and most disadvantaged in our society: a guaranteed basic income, or allowance, to be paid to every Canadian citizen. Elaborating on ideas endorsed by two Nobel laureates, Blais outlines how a program might be implemented that would replace the present profusion of social assistance programs with a single, universal benefit. Stimulating and original, Ending Poverty offers an important contribution to the ongoing debate over social justice in this country. Originally published in French as Un revenu garanti pour tous. Translated by Jennifer Hutchison.
Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes! Millions of people around the world think it's possible, and the cause has grabbed the attention of business people like Bill Gates and entertainment stars like Coldplay, Elton John and Madonna. Loosely modelled on the bestselling 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth, Our Day to End Poverty presents clever and creative ways for readers to take simple actions in their daily lives. It's organized in 24 easy-to-read chapters, representing the 24 hours in a day. Our Day to End Poverty encourages readers to use ordinary skills and resources to help end poverty.