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Economic Development
 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 

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The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism

By Jeremy Rifkin | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

A "big think" look at the future of capitalism fails to reckon with the factors that make capitalism so resilient.

 

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

By William Easterly | Reviewed By Kevin Starr

The limits of technocratic, one-size-fits-all approaches to economic development have become all too evident.

 

Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Will Mean for Our Economic Well-Being

By Zoltan J. Acs | Reviewed By Robin Rogers

The disruptive force of the "new philanthropy" holds the promise of helping to reduce inequality. But will it actually do so?

 
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Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere

By Vijay Govindarajan & Chris Trimble | Reviewed By Paul van der Boor

A "reverse innovation" guru provides anecdotes and advice about how to succeed in emerging markets.

 

Race Against The Machine

By Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Two economists offer opposite explanations about why job growth in the United States and other developed economies remains extremely weak.

 
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The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better

By Tyler Cowen | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Two economists offer opposite explanations about why job growth in the United States and other developed economies remains extremely weak.

 
POOR ECONOMICS:
A Radical Rethinking
of the Way to Fight
Global Poverty
Abhijit Banerjee &
Esther Duflo

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

By Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo | Reviewed By Timothy Ogden

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo

 
MORE THAN GOOD
INTENTIONS: How a
New Economics Is
Helping to Solve
Global Poverty
Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty

By Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel | Reviewed By Kevin Starr

More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

 
THE POWER OF
POSITIVE
DEVIANCE: How
Unlikely Innovators
Solve the World’s
Toughest Problems
Richard Pascale, Jerry
Sternin, & Monique Sternin

The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems

By Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin, & Monique Sternin | Reviewed By Dean Karlan

The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin, & Monique Sternin

 
BUILDING SOCIAL
BUSINESS: The New
Kind of Capitalism
that Serves Humanity’s
Most Pressing Needs
Muhammad Yunus

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs

By Muhammad Yunus | Reviewed By Rodney Schwartz

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs by Muhammad Yunus