The Bottom Billion

Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can be Done About it

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Global poverty is falling rapidly, but in around fifty failing states, the world's poorest people face a tragedy that is growing inexorably worse. This bottom billion live on less than a dollar a day and while the rest of the world moves steadily for ...Continua
Ilias Bartolini
Ha scritto il 10/04/12
You MUST SEE at least Ted Collier's video on TED about the same topics: The book covers same topics with a sharp, wider and clear analysis. You can disagree on some p...Continua
Stefano M
Ha scritto il 16/01/11
Thoughtful mine of ideas
Being a scholar Paul Collier is rather too complacent with the current economic system, never object of his critical enquiry. However he provides a number of non traditional courses of actions, many not explored so far, that must be carefully conside...Continua
Ha scritto il 15/08/08
A good book on solving problems in the developing world. Contrary to what you think, the solutions are not so obvious. This was the 1st year Ph.D., 2nd term book study at the University of Western Ontario. The author places too much emphasis on peer-...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/05/08

He's using the wrong statistics to prove his idea of a poverty trap, but his prescriptions for improving aid are still useful.

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