Books on the End of Poverty

A panel of economists and economic historians discussed historical and modern day efforts to reduce poverty. The discussion was based… read more

A panel of economists and economic historians discussed historical and modern day efforts to reduce poverty. The discussion was based on books written by Professors Gareth Stedman Jones and Jeffrey Sachs. The panelists also talked about the views of the Founders regarding the poor and evaluated the theories of groundbreaking economists such as Adam Smith. Following the discussion, the panelists responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. Professor Foner and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz moderated the panel.

Gareth Stedman Jones is the author of An End to Poverty?: A Historical Debate, published by Columbia University Press. Jeffrey Sachs is the author of The End of Poverty, published by Penguin. Amartya Sen is the author of Development as Freedom, published by Knopf. Emma Rothschild is the author of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment, published by Harvard University Press. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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190510-1
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 25, 2005
Last Aired:
Feb 12, 2009

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  • Dec 25, 2005 | 7:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2006 | 7:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 13, 2006 | 3:37pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2009 | 1:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
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