• The End of Poverty

  • Economic Possibilities for Our Time
  • By: Jeffrey Sachs
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hilgartner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (234 ratings)

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The End of Poverty

By: Jeffrey Sachs
Narrated by: Malcolm Hilgartner
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Publisher's summary

"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 30 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 15 years to 2030, the United Nations' target date for ending extreme poverty, offering new insights and recommendations.

©2006 Jeffrey Sachs (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"Jeffrey Sachs is that rare phenomenon: an academic economist famous for his theories about why some countries are poor and others rich, and also famous for his successful practical work in helping poor countries become richer. In this long-awaited, fascinating, clearly and movingly written book, he distills his experience to propose answers to the hard choices now facing the world."—Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

"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

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