"Extreme poverty can be ended, not
in the time of our grandchildren, but our time." Thus forecasts
Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University,
whose twenty-five years of experience observing the world from
many vantage points has helped him shed light on the most vital
issues facing our planet: the causes of poverty, the role of rich-country
policies, and the very real possibilities for a poverty-free future.
most important economist in the world" by The New York Times
Magazine and "the
world's best-known economist" by Time magazine, Sachs brings
his considerable expertise to bear in the landmark The End of Poverty:
Economic Possibilities for Our Time, his highly anticipated blueprint
for world-wide economic success — a
goal, he argues, we can reach in a mere twenty years. more...
“Professor Sachs has provided a compelling blueprint
eliminating extreme poverty from the world by 2025. Sachs’s
analysis and proposals are suffused with all the practical
experience of his twenty years in the field—working in
dozens of countries across the globe to foster economic
development and well-being.”
financier and philanthropist
"Sachs proposes a many-pronged, needs-based
attack...that is eminently practical and minimally pipe-dreamy...A solid,
reasonable argument in which the dismal science offers a brightening prospect
for the world's poor."
"This is an excellent, understandable book on a critical
topic and should be required reading for students and participants in
public policy as well as those who doubt the problem of world poverty
can be solved."
"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 longawaited,
fascinating, clearly and movingly written book, he
distills his experience to propose answers to the hard choices
now facing the world."
Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns,
Germs and Steel and Collapse
"...a landmark book... If there is any
one work to put extreme poverty back onto the global agenda, this is it."
—Publisher's Weekly starred review
"Book and man are brilliant, passionate, optimistic and impatient. "