Sunday, 12 April 2009

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can be Done About It (by Paul Collier)

While the top billion of the world’s population (in the developed world) and the middle four billion or so (in developing nations such as India and China) have or are growing towards a decent standard of living and life expectancy, the ‘Bottom Billion’ are going nowhere or, in many cases, backwards.

This book uses rigorous analytical techniques to identify the causes and solutions that go beyond the emotional pull of a G20 protests or Bono’s latest campaign. Please read it.

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