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The End of Poverty – Jeffery Sachs

Yes Yes I know class has finished but I had a sneaky suspicion that you would come back for at least one more look at the collective thoughts and enlightened posts from your class mates, and by being the last

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Base of the Pyramid: Sustainable Business from the Bottom up

In his article “Base of the Pyramid: Sustainable Business from the Bottom up” Robert S. Katz discusses the emerging concept of social entrepreneurship. The idea behind this concept is to build profitable businesses that can fulfill essential requirements, while generating

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The Economics of Sustainability

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs is a renowned Macroeconomist currently at Columbia University and considered by many a great authority on issues relating to sustainable development. Any serious person interested in the economics of sustainability should listen to his speech at .

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Guns, Germs, and Steel – A Review

At the outset of the Guns, Germs and Steel Jared Diamond is asked a simple question by a Papua New Guinean friend: “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo, but we black people had little cargo

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Book Review: A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright

Ronald Wright’s “A Short History of Progress” was published as part of the Massey Lectures presented by the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation). http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/massey.html It is essentially a discussion of human progress with a particular focus on the fall of past

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