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The Price of Civilization (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Offers a diagnosis of the country's economic ills and argues that Americans can restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity.

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Overview

Offers a diagnosis of the country's economic ills and argues that Americans can restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606268332
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millenium Development Goals. He is internationally renowned for his work as an economic adviser to governments and international organizations around the world.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition xi

Part I The Great Crash

Chapter 1 Diagnosing America's Economic Crisis 3

Chapter 2 Prosperity Lost 11

Chapter 3 The Free-Market Fallacy 27

Chapter 4 Washington's Retreat from Public Purpose 47

Chapter 5 The Divided Nation 67

Chapter 6 The New Globalization 85

Chapter 7 The Rigged Game 105

Chapter 8 The Distracted Society 133

Part II The Path to Prosperity

Chapter 9 The Mindful Society 161

Chapter 10 Prosperity Regained 185

Chapter 11 Paying for Civilization 209

Chapter 12 The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Government 237

Chapter 13 The Millennial Renewal 251

Acknowledgments 265

Further Readings 269

Notes 277

Works Cited 297

Index 309

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