Common Wealth Economics for a Crowded Planet

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2/24/2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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The world stands at a crossroads. Either we continue on our path of environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and vast populations trapped in extreme poverty-or we choose international cooperation and sustainable development and avoid the cascade of global crises that will surely result if we do not. In this vital book, Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of the world's most respected economists, provides an analysis of our planet's plight that is deeply informed, profoundly disturbing, yet ultimately optimistic. Drawing on years of experience as economic advisor to governments and organizations across the globe, Sachs presents a new paradigm that offers practical solutions-and genuine hope for a crowded planet. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Jeffrey D. Sachs is director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millenium Development Goals. He is internationally renowned for his work as an economic adviser to governments and international organizations around the world.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
New Economics for the Twenty-first Century
Common Challenges, Common Wealthp. 3
Our Crowded Planetp. 17
Environmental Sustainability
The Anthropocenep. 57
Global Solutions to Climate Changep. 83
Securing Our Water Needsp. 115
A Home for All Speciesp. 139
The Demographic Challenge
Global Population Dynamicsp. 159
Completing the Demographic Transitionp. 183
Prosperity for All
The Strategy of Economic Developmentp. 205
Ending Poverty Trapsp. 227
Economic Security in a Changing Worldp. 255
Global Problem Solving
Rethinking Foreign Policyp. 271
Achieving Global Goalsp. 291
The Power of Onep. 313
Acknowledgmentsp. 341
List of Acronymsp. 347
Notesp. 349
Referencesp. 361
Indexp. 371
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cheaptextbooks February 22, 2011
Great book for understanding economics better. I like how this book puts in perspective how things are for business at this day in age. Also this book is so cheap compared to my other textbooks!
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