since I mentioned I was going to see jeffrey sachs, I thought I’d give a mention to his latest book, the end of poverty.
it sucks. he’s a terrible writer, and a narcissist to boot. the gist of his book is: “[insert country here: Bolivia, Poland]’s economy succeeded because of my work, and [insert country here: Russia] failed because they didn’t follow my advice.” further, he doesn’t seem to have any novel advice other than forgiving debt relief and providing more aid.
I really don’t know who actually enjoyed this book, and how it contributes to anything but more star appeal to the economist (isn’t that a catchy-sounding title to have under one’s belt?). too bad, because I agree with what he says, just revulsed by how he says it.