Library Ed. Blackstone Audiobooks 2008
CS ISBN 9781433233524 $79.95 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433233531 $99.00 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433233562 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
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Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and a UN adviser, looks at successes and failures in the global war on poverty, considers how the gap between rich and poor nations developed, and outlines a plan for ending the worst poverty by 2025. Malcolm Hillgartner makes his delivery heartfelt while maintaining Sachs's optimistic tone and outlook. While the work has dry patches that relate statistics and facts, Sachs's personal anecdotes give Hillgartner room to voice passion and even occasional anger. He admirably represents Sachs, a believer in "capitalism with a human face," and gives listeners plenty of food for thought on sweatshops, the Marshall Plan, debt relief, the responsibility of the world's richest people, and U.S. spending on world poverty. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2008]
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