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

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  • ISBN: 1610390938
  • Author: Abhijit Banerjee
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
  • Date: March 27, 2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, …