Jeffrey Sachs - celebrated economist, special advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, and author of the influential best seller The End of Poverty - disagrees. In his view, poverty is a problem that can be solved. With single-minded determination he has attempted to put into practice his theories about ending extreme poverty, to prove that the world's most destitute people can be lifted onto "the ladder of development." The Idealist is the profound and moving story of what happens when the abstract theories of a brilliant, driven man meet the reality of human life.
"Sachs tries hard but the system is not there"