By the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development - for both rich and poor - in the 21st century.
Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers - perhaps even the majority of people - he concludes it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.
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Absolutely indispensable yet tough to digest
"The need for critical analysis cannot be escaped". Sen makes an indispensable contribution to modern moral and economic thought in this book through a dogged investigation of the logic underlying many assumptions which often guide decision making.
An ability to keep up. This is a tough book to read aloud given the over use of unnecessarily complex prose. Very often this book provides you in a page what could be delivered in a paragraph, and the narrator keeps up reasonably well.
The book that launched a field