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MUST HAVE READ THE BOOK: “Poor Economics: A Radiical Way to Fight Global Poverty (2011) by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo:
Essay Prompt: The author’s statement at the end of the book reads:
” Careful understanding of the motivations and the constraints of everyone(poor people, civil servants, taxpayers, elected politicians, and so on) can lead to policies and institutions that are better designed, and less likely to be perverted by corruption or dereliction of duty. These changes will be incremental, but they will sustain and build on themsleves. They can be the start of a quiet revolution.”
Using or referencing at least 3 different case studies and examples from the book:
A) Describe a few of the ways the authors hope to achieve their goal of a world where no one needs to live on less than a dollar a day.
B) Describe some of the many roadblocks that could get in the way.
C) Discuss the underlying conditions in the countries discussed in this book that may have potentially led to these prevailing conditions of hunger, poverty, and disease.