Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is an American economist, academic, and public policy analyst known for his work on sustainable development, economic development, and the fight against poverty. He has authored several books and has been a leading figure in international development efforts.


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  1. 1. The End Of Poverty

    This book presents a compelling argument that extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1 a day, can be eradicated globally by the year 2025 through targeted interventions and international cooperation. The author, an esteemed economist, draws on his extensive experience advising governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa to outline a practical plan for achieving this goal. He emphasizes the importance of addressing the "poverty trap" that many developing countries find themselves in, where low income leads to insufficient investment in basic needs such as health, education, and infrastructure, which in turn keeps these nations in a cycle of poverty. The book advocates for a combination of increased aid, debt relief, and investment in technology and infrastructure, tailored to the specific needs of impoverished regions, to empower these communities to achieve sustainable economic growth.

    The 8579th Greatest Book of All Time