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Почему Джеффри Сакс имеет значение

СИЭТЛ – Боно называет экономиста Джэффри Сакса "скрипучим колесом который рычит." Для меня Сакс - Боно экономики - парень с впечатляющим интеллектом, страстью, и с силой убеждения, который уделяет свои дары высказыванью за самых бедных людей на этой планете. Так что я не был удивлен тем, что журналист нашел бы Сакса неотразимым в качестве главного героя для книги, и хорошим средством привлечения читателей в потенциально сухую тему международного развития.

В книге "Идеалист", Нина Манк - писатель Vanity Fair, пишет нюансовый портрет Сакса и его Проект “Millennium Villages Project” (MVP) - демонстрационный проект стоящий 120 миллионов долларов США, который предназначен показать миру, что поднять африканские села из нищеты возможна через массивное внушение целевой помощи. Это было бы легче и даже более выгодно для Манк продать, если бы она нарисовала карикатуру чрезмерно акцентируя отрицательные качества Сакса за счет своих даров. Но, она этого не сделала.

Манк провела шесть лет на исследования для книги, хорошо ознакомляясь с Саксом и проживая долгие периоды в два из 15 Сел Тысячелетия. Она несомненно ценит важность и сложность того чего Сакс и его команда пытаются достичь.

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