Book Summary - Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, by Jeffrey Sachs
This is a thorough summary of Jeffrey Sachs' New York Times bestseller. Sachs, an influential economist who has had a prominent role in advising the United Nations on global problems, provides clear explanations for how the environment, population, and poverty are interconnected and how these problems can be successfully addressed. He also offers compelling reasons for thinking that it is in the interests of wealthy nations to address the needs of the poorest nations. The author of this summary holds a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago and uses this material in a course for high school students on Contemporary World Affairs.
global problems, environment, climate change, natural resources, population, poverty