The Great Surge

The Great Surge

The Ascent of the Developing World

Book - 2015
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"The Great Surge tells the remarkable story of this unprecedented economic, social, and political transformation. It shows how the end of the Cold War, the development of new technologies, globalization, courageous local leadership, and in some cases, good fortune, have combined to dramatically improve the fate of hundreds of millions of people in poor countries around the world. Most importantly, The Great Surge reveals how we can fight the changing tides of climate change, resource demand, economic and political mismanagement, and demographic pressures to accelerate the political, economic, and social development that has been helping the poorest of the poor around the world"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2015
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476764788
Branch Call Number: ANF 338.900917 RAD
Characteristics: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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byoneoka
Jan 06, 2019

The message of this book is vital in understanding how the global economy has structurally changed in the last couple of decades.

Contrary to the pessimistic view that the world is going inevitably downhill, we have an optimistic report that the developing countries have largely grown and have for the first time in history cut the number of those living in poverty by 1 m!

How and why this happened is the subject of Radeltt's important work.

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