Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding–And How We Can Improve the World Even More (by Charles Kenny)


Author(s): Charles Kenny

Publisher: Basic Books
Publish date: 2011-03-01
ISBN-10: 0465020151
ISBN-13: 9780465020157
Language: English
Description:
As the income gap between developed and developing nations grows,
so grows the cacophony of voices claiming that the quest to find
a simple recipe for economic growth has failed. Getting
Better, in sharp contrast, reports the good news about global
progress. Economist Charles Kenny argues against development
naysayers by pointing to the evidence of widespread improvements
in health, education, peace, liberty–and even happiness.
Kenny shows how the spread of cheap technologies, such as
vaccines and bed nets, and ideas, such as political rights, has
transformed the world. He also shows that by understanding this… more…

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