The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

Jeffrey D. Sachs


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“Succinct, humane, and politically astute . . . Sachs lays out an in depth route to reform, legislation, and recovery.”—The American Prospect
 
during this forceful and impassioned ebook, Jeffrey D. Sachs bargains a searing and incisive prognosis of our country’s monetary ills, and an pressing demand americans to revive the middle virtues of equity, honesty, and foresight because the foundations of nationwide prosperity. Sachs unearths that either political parties—and many major economists—have ignored the large photograph, profoundly underestimating globalization’s long term results and providing shortsighted recommendations. He describes a political procedure that's beholden to important donors and influential lobbyists and a consumption-driven tradition that suffers shortfalls of social belief and compassion. He bids readers to reclaim the virtues of excellent citizenship and mindfulness towards the financial system and every each other. most crucial, he urges each one folks to just accept the cost of civilization, in order that jointly we fix the USA to its nice promise. The rate of Civilization is a masterly street map for prosperity, based on America’s inner most values and on a rigorous realizing of the twenty-first-century global economy.
 
With a brand new Preface via the author

“Half a century in the past J. ok. Galbraith’s The prosperous Society replaced the political attention of a iteration. . . . Jeffrey Sachs’s new e-book is a landmark during this nice and basically American culture. . . . Sachs by means of his existence and his writing is going a ways to revive one’s wavering religion within the informing idea of the post-1945 new sunrise, religion in economics, religion in the US and religion in humanity.”—The Spectator

 
“Stimulating . . . a must-read for each involved citizen . . . [a] hard-hitting short for a humane economy.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Sachs’s publication is loaded with details and anecdotes [and] proposals that will make it more durable for the robust to rig the process for his or her benefit.”—Scientific American
 
“An eloquent demand American civic renewal according to moderation, compassion, and cooperation around the traces of sophistication, ethnicity, and ideology.”—CNN Money
 
“Compelling . . . this is often a big book.”—Financial Times

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