Common Wealth

Common Wealth

Economics for A Crowded Planet

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity, with practical solutions based on a new economic paradigm for our crowded planet.

Blackwell Publishing
"Common Wealth explains the most basic economic reckoning that the world faces. We can address poverty, climate change, and environmental destruction at a very modest cost today with huge benefits for shared and sustainable prosperity and peace in the future, or we can duck the issues today and risk a potentially costly reckoning in later years. Despite the rearguard opposition of some vested interests, policies to help the world's poor and the global environment are in fact the very best economic bargains on the planet." ùAL GORE, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and former vice president of the United States

"Drawing from his unexcelled experience and knowledge, Jeffrey Sachs has written a state of the world report of immediate and enormous practical value. Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet delivers what the title promises: a crystal-clear analysis, a synthesis, a reference work, a field manual, a guide book, a forecast, and an executive summary of recommendations fundamental to human welfare."ùfrom the foreword by E.O. WILSON

"Jeffrey Sachs never disappoints. With powerful illustrations and moving words, he describes what humanity must do if we are to share a common future on this planet. By making sense of economics as it affects the lives of people, this book is an excellent resource for all those who want to understand what changes the twenty-first century may bring."ùKOFI ANNAN, winner of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize and former secretary-general of the United Nations

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Presents an outline for achieving sustainable and equitable global prosperity that addresses key needs in the areas of environmental responsibility, energy, and biodiversity, in order to avert imminent economic catastrophe.
Presents the author's outline for achieving sustainable and equitable global prosperity that addresses key needs in the areas of environmental responsibility, energy, and biodiversity, in a cautionary account that predicts an unprecedented worldwide economic collapse under current political practices.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008
Description: xiii, 386 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781594201271
1594201277
Branch Call Number: 338.9 Sac

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Sunny222
Jul 23, 2010

Very good in depth analysis of global issues (environment, global economic development, extreme poverty), and a reasonable sounding plan to address them.

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Oct 21, 2008

how the UN can save the world

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