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    • The Bottom Billion

    • Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
    • By: Paul Collier
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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    Paul Collier reveals that 50 failed states - home to the poorest one billion people on earth - pose the central challenge of the developing world in the 21st century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • no easy fix

    • By Andy on 01-31-10
    • Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
    • By: Paul Collier
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 12-10-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 186 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Plundered Planet

    • Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity
    • By: Paul Collier
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Proper stewardship of natural assets and liabilities is a matter of planetary urgency: natural resources have the potential either to transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart, while the carbon emissions and agricultural follies of the rich world could further impoverish them. The Plundered Planet charts a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romanticism on the other to offer realistic and sustainable solutions to dauntingly complex issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a Godsend about global economics.

    • By Thomas on 05-13-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Refuge

    • Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World
    • By: Paul Collier, Alexander Betts
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Refuge seeks to restore moral purpose and clarity to refugee policy. Rather than assuming indefinite dependency, Collier - author of The Bottom Billion - and his Oxford colleague Betts propose a humanitarian approach integrated with a new economic agenda that begins with jobs, restores autonomy, and rebuilds people's ability to help themselves and their societies.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Help Refugees Help Themselves

    • By: Alexander Betts, Paul Collier
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Let displaced Syrians join the labor market.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Future of Capitalism

    • By: Paul Collier
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now.   

    Regular price: $24.00