More Than Good Intentions

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Published: 2012-03-27

ISBN: 9780452297562

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

A revolutionary approach to poverty that takes human irrationality into account-and unlocks the mystery of making philanthropic spending really work. American individuals and institutions spent billions of dollars to ease global poverty and accomplished almost nothing. At last we have a realistic way forward. Presenting innovative and successful development interventions around the globe, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel show how empirical analysis coupled with the latest thinking in behavioral economics can make a profound difference. From Kenya, where teenagers reduced their risk of contracting

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Price: $16.00


True Wealth

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Published: 2011-08-30

ISBN: 9780143119425

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

A groundbreaking statement about ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. In True Wealth , economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with the insight that social innovations and new technology can simultaneously enhance our lives and protect the planet. Schor shares examples of urban farmers, DIY renovators, and others working outside the conventional market to illuminate the path away from the work-and-spend cycle and toward a new world rich in time, creativity, information, and community.

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More Than Good Intentions

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Published: 2011-04-14

ISBN: 9780525951896

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Dutton Adult

Synopsis

A leading economist and researcher report from the front lines of a revolution in solving the world’s most persistent problem. When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme: We just need to invest more resources. At the other: We’ve thrown billions down a sinkhole over the last fifty years and accomplished almost nothing. Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present an entirely new approach that blazes an optimistic and realistic trail between these two extremes. In this pioneering book Karlan and Appel combine behavioral economics with worldwide field research. They

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Price: $26.95


The Next Hundred Million

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Published: 2011-01-25

ISBN: 9780143118817

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

A visionary social thinker reveals how the addition of one hundred million Americans by midcentury will transform the way we live, work, and prosper. In stark contrast to the rest of the world’s advanced nations, the United States is growing at a record rate, and, according to census projections, will be home to four hundred million Americans by 2050. Drawing on prodigious research, firsthand reportage, and historical analysis, acclaimed forecaster Joel Kotkin reveals how this unprecedented growth will take shape-and why it is the greatest indicator of the nation’s long-term economic strength.

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The End of Poverty

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Published: 2008-03-13

ISBN: 9780143143048

Format: CD- Unabridged

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Synopsis

A landmark exploration of the roots of economic prosperity and the escape from extreme poverty for the world’s poorest citizens.

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Price: $49.95


The End of Poverty

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Published: 2006-02-28

ISBN: 9780143036586

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

He has been cited by The New York Times Magazine as “probably the most important economist in the world” and by Time as “the world’s best-known economist.” He has advised an extraordinary range of world leaders and international institutions on the full range of issues related to creating economic success and reducing the world’s poverty and misery. Now, at last, he draws on his entire twenty-five-year body of experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring big-picture vision of the keys to economic success in the world today and the steps that are necessary to achieve prosperity for all. Marrying

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The Buyout of America

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Published: 1970-01-01

ISBN: 9781591843696

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

An authoritative exposé of the mysterious and potentially dangerous world of private equity. Marquee private equity firms such as Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts have grown bigger and more powerful than ever. They have also become the nation’s largest employers through the businesses they own. Journalist Josh Kosman explores private equity’s explosive growth and shows how its barons wring profits at the expense of the long-term health of their companies. He argues that excessive debt and mismanagement will likely trigger another economic meltdown within the next

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Price: $16.00


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