Is The End of Poverty  a book?  

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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time is a book written by noted economist, Jeffrey Sachs. It was published in 2005 by The Penguin Press. In his book, Sachs delineates how over the past two hundred years global wealth has diverged leaving the poorest nations locked in poverty. He attempts to increase the readers understanding of the specific problems countries face and offers morally imperative solutions for solving them.

The End of Poverty? is also the title of a documentary film narrated by Martin Sheen and directed by Philippe Diaz. It was released in 2009 and was the recipient of much critical acclaim. The film explores global poverty in terms of the history of imperialism and colonialism through current day trade policies and the global debt crisis. It is currently available on DVD.

Both book and film may be of interest for those seeking a greater understanding of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.


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