Gdill's Reviews > The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done about It

The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier
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Jan 22, 2011

really liked it
Read in December, 2010

This was recommended to me by my daughter who was once a macro-economics major. She loved every line of it and called it a "life-changer". I'd also bet a dollar Bill Clinton has read it. I can say, I did appreciate the message and hope the powers-that-be have read it. Personally, I didn't really see much the average Joe could do about the problem though. The author prefaced the book by saying he had tried to make it as readable as possible but it was still slow-going for me. That said, I think it's one of the most important treatises on global economics in our time and a must-read for anyone even vaguely interested in the topic.

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