Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

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This is a book about how we should address the great, and interconnected, global challenges of the twenty-first century. Our task, Sachs argues, is to achieve truly sustainable development, by which he means finding a global course which enables the world to benefit from the spread of prosperity while ensuring that we don't destroy the eco-systems which keep us alive and our place in nature which helps sustain our values. How do we move forward together, benefitting from our increasing technological mastery, avoiding the terrible dangers of climate change, mass famines, violent conflicts, population explosions in some parts of the world and collapses in others, and world-wide pandemic diseases? How do we steer global politics when there are now so many who believe they are entitled to a hand on the steering wheel?

In answering these questions, Common Wealth examines, digests and judges vast quantities of information from many different fields of study which bear on each of the interconnected areas of politics, economics and ecology. Sachs shows that there are different ways of managing the world's technology, resources and politics from those currently being followed, and that it should be possible to adopt policies which reflect long-term and co-operative thinking instead of, as currently, disregard for others and ever-increasing barriers to solving the problems which we collectively face. It is a book which appeals equally to both head and heart, and one which no globally thinking person can ignore.

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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2009-2-1 Pages: 386 Publisher: Penguin In Common Wealth. Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world's mostrespected economists and the author of The New York Timesbestseller The End of Poverty- offers an urgent assessment of theenvironmental degradation. rapid population growth. and extremepoverty that threaten global peace and prosperity. Throughcrystalline examination of hard facts. Sachs predicts the cascadeof crises that awaits this crowded planet-and presents a program ofsustainable development and international cooperation that willcorrect this dangerous course. Few luminaries anywhere on theplanet are as schooled in this daunting subject as Sachs. and thisis the vital product of his experience and wisdom.

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In Common Wealth, Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world's most respected economists and the author of The New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty- offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity. Through crystalline examination of hard facts, Sachs predicts the cascade of crises that awaits this crowded planet-and presents a program of sustainable development and international cooperation that will correct this dangerous course. Few luminaries anywhere on the planet are as schooled in this daunting subject as Sachs, and this is the vital product of his experience and wisdom.

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