Common Wealth

Economics for a Crowded Planet
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Product Number: Z100093643
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481549660
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In Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs shows us that we are running up against the realities of a crowded planet. In order to avoid disaster, we need a new economic paradigm: one that is global, cooperative, environmentally aware, and science-based. The old model of a competitive scramble for global power, natural resources, and international markets must be replaced by a new era of global cooperation around shared goals of sustainable development. These are not just utopian dreams, but they won't be reached on our current trajectory or with our current economic thinking. If we take the right measures now, there will be room for all on the planet. Common Wealth points the way to the global course correction we must embrace for the sake of our common future.

Author(s): Jeffrey D. Sachs
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2008

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Author(s): Jeffrey D. Sachs
Product Number EB00389811
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101202753

Professional reviews

"Sachs is an economist who sees overpopulation as the heart of the planet's problems. To solve those problems will require global cooperation. Nations must understand the need to go beyond parochial differences to avoid the destruction of our species. Malcolm Hillgartner is solid as narrator. He treats the material seriously, in the manner of a documentary narrator, but without the basso profundo voice that could quickly devolve into caricature. He varies his tone enough to keep the book interesting but not so much that it becomes distracting. The complexity of the book requires concentration on the part of the listener, so it's not for casual listening--but its message is worth the effort. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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