The Price of Civilization

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Random House Audio | Oct 04, 2011 | 570 Minutes | ISBN 9780307913043

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    Random House Trade Paperbacks | Aug 21, 2012 | 352 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780812980462

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    Random House | Oct 04, 2011 | 352 Pages | ISBN 9780679605027

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An important assessment of what ails America, and a must-read for policymakers.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Best known for advising postcommunist and impoverished countries on development strategies, economist Sachs (Common Wealth) takes on the cesspool of debt, backwardness, and corruption that is the United States in this hard-hitting brief for a humane economy… a must-read for every concerned citizen.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“There is no shortage of books on why laissez-faire is bad theory and dangerous practice. For a succinct, humane, and politically astute tour of the horizon, it’s hard to improve on Sachs’s The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity.”–The American Prospect

“Jeffrey Sachs’s new book is a landmark in this great and essentially American tradition, setting out with luminous clarity the narrative and the analysis of how the US and the wider world has been traduced and seduced by debased ideology, racist reflexes and huge vested interests from its liberal and enlightened roots. Indeed, Sachs by his life and his writing goes far to restore one’s wavering faith in the informing inspiration of the post-1945 new dawn, faith in economics, faith in America and faith in humanity.”–The Spectator

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