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The Price of Civilization - Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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For more than three decades, Jeffrey D. Sachs has been at the forefront of international economic problem solving. But Sachs turns his attention back home in The Price of Civilization, a book that is essential reading for every American. In a forceful, impassioned, and personal voice, he offers not only a searing and incisive diagnosis of our country's economic ills but also an urgent call for Americans to restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity. As he has done in dozens of countries around the world in the midst of economic crises, Sachs turns his unique diagnostic skills to what ails the American economy. He finds that both political parties-and many leading economists-have missed the big picture, offering shortsighted solutions such as stimulus spending or tax cuts to address complex economic problems that require deeper solutions. Sachs argues that we have profoundly underestimated globalization's long-term effects on our country, which create deep and largely unmet challenges with regard to jobs, incomes, poverty, and the environment. America's single biggest economic failure, Sachs argues, is its inability to come to grips with the new global economic realities. Yet Sachs goes deeper than an economic diagnosis. By taking a broad, holistic approach-looking at domestic politics, geopolitics, social psychology, and the natural environment as well-Sachs reveals the larger fissures underlying our country's current crisis. He shows how Washington has consistently failed to address America's economic needs. He describes a political system that has lost its ethical moorings, in which ever-rising campaign contributions and lobbying outlays overpower the voice of the citizenry. He also looks at the crisis in our culture, in which an overstimulated and consumption-driven populace in a ferocious quest for wealth now suffers shortfalls of social trust, honesty, and compassion. Finally, Sachs offers a plan to turn the crisis around. He argues persuasively that

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard McGonagle

Length:

9h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:37


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:42


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:10


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:07


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:18


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:03


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:15


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:55


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:31