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World Poverty: Is There a Cure?

Video: Africa, Asia, and Latin America are filled with millions of people who live below the poverty level. Much of the turmoil in the Muslim and Third Worlds, including fundamentalism, terrorism, and antiglobalism is the consequence of this suffering. In a recent book, The End of Poverty, world famous economist Jeffery Sachs has made a fascinating proposal which aims to alleviate world poverty in a significant way. Does this proposal rest in fantasy? Or is there a realistic way to make a dramatic breakthrough?

Date: 04/28/2005

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