Nina Munk

Nina Munk is a journalist and author known for her work on economic and social issues. She has written for publications such as Vanity Fair and The New York Times, and is the author of books including 'The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty.'


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  1. 1. The Idealist

    This book provides a deep dive into the ambitious quest of a well-known economist to eliminate poverty in Africa through the implementation of "Millennium Villages." The narrative follows the economist's journey, highlighting both the inspirational vision and the challenging realities of trying to transform the lives of the poor on a grand scale. Through on-the-ground reporting, the author critically examines the project's outcomes, successes, and significant setbacks, offering a nuanced exploration of the complexities involved in international development and the limits of good intentions. The story is a compelling account of passion, innovation, and the hard lessons learned when idealism confronts the harsh truths of practical implementation.

    The 9515th Greatest Book of All Time