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  • Published: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407092553
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

The Price of Civilization

Economics and Ethics After the Fall




THE PRICE OF CIVILIZATION reveals why we must - and how we can - change our entire economic culture in this time of crisis.

One of the world's most brilliant economists and the bestselling author of The End of Poverty and Common Wealth, Jeffrey Sachs has written a book that is essential reading for everyone.

In this time of crisis, The Price of Civilization sets out a bold and provocative, yet responsible and achievable, plan; and reveals why we must - and how we can - change our economic culture in this time of crisis.

This is a masterful roadmap for prosperity, a programme designed to bridge divides and provide a way forward that we - and our leaders - ignore at our peril.

  • Published: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407092553
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs is an economist and the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. One of the youngest economics professors in the history of Harvard University, Sachs became renowned his work throughout the developing world and on the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation and globalization. He has twice been named one of Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People in the World'. He has authored numerous books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth, both New York Times bestsellers.

Jeffrey D. Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and the global best-selling author of The End of Poverty. He is also the BBC's Reith Lecturer for 2007 and is internationally renowned for his work as an economic advisor to governments around the world.

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Praise for The Price of Civilization

Scholarly, original, independent, rigorous, enlightened and enlightening...Sachs goes so far to restore one's wavering faith in the informing inspiration of the post-1945 new dawn, faith in economics... and faith in humanity

Spectator

The economic critique stands on its own merits

The Times

The latest in a spate of books provoked by the world economic crisis and one of the best

Guardian

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