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The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs
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May 20, 2009

it was amazing
Read in November, 2008

As part of today's world, let's think about the 2 billion people who live in abject poverty, and what the rest of us - those living in "donor countries" can do to help. Sachs explains why the poorest nations have been unable to improve the lives of their citizens. It's not laziness. It's not corruption. In fact, Sachs makes some insightful comments about national corruption and the correlation to wealth and poverty. It may even change the way you think about corruption.

This is one of the few books since college that I have underlined. And I will reread. Although, I've also read his next book on poverty, Common Wealth, and it would be hard to tell you which one to choose.

Whichever book you select, spend some time contemplating why a billion people live on less than $300 a year. And why making $600 a year is a world of difference.

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