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  • Published: 15 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141924113
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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The Plundered Planet

How to Reconcile Prosperity With Nature




'A practical handbook for ending world poverty. He wants us to read the evidence, not wear slogans on our T-shirts' Sunday Times

How can we help poorer countries become richer without harming the planet? Is there a way of reconciling prosperity with nature? World-renowned economist Paul Collier offers smart, surprising and above all realistic answers to this dilemma. Steering a path between the desires of unchecked profiteering and the romantic views of environmentalists, he explores creative ways to deal with poverty, overpopulation and climate change -showing that the solutions needn't cost the earth. The book proposes a radical rethinking of international policies and uniquely, offers real solutions backed up by real data from research Collier has spearheaded

  • Published: 15 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141924113
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the author

Paul Collier

Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University. The author of Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places and The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world's best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations.

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Praise for The Plundered Planet

A path-breaking book

George Soros

Paul Collier has written with great insight about the prospects of the bottom billion. In The Plundered Planet, he addresses himself to the complex opportunities, challenges and risks in managing the planet's natural resources. The bottom billion have a huge stake and an important role in the outcomes. Collier helps us see these issues through their eyes

Michael Spence, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

Read this book

Sir Nicholas Stern, author of The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change

Original, important and always thought-provoking. I learned a lot

Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and The Logic of Life

Collier's arguments are compassionate and convincing, and his straightforward explanations of economic principles are leavened with humor and impressively accessible

Publishers Weekly

Paul Collier must be read if one is to begin to understand the most vital contemporary arguments.

Bob Geldof

Collier and his team have researched the detail ... If you want to help the world, stem your bleeding heart and tell your broker to switch your funds to Emerging Markets (Africa)

Sunday Telegraph

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