The Silver Bullet
Fred Harrison is a British author and one of our favorite Georgists. He is a graduate of University College, Oxford, where he read Politics, Philosophy & Economics. He started his career as a journalist (where he succeeded in persuading the police to re-open 'the moors murders' case). For ten years he worked as an economic consultor in Russia (unfortunately, leading only to disappointment).
Harrison currently is Research Director of the London-based Land Research Trust. As "The Renegade Economist", he exposes the myths and falsehoods espoused by "experts" who claim to represent the people and the truth.
In this wonderful book, he explores the nature and origin of Poverty, all around the world, from whole countries of the poor South, to the back streets, slums and trailer parks of the rich West.
"The good intentions, the money, the rhetoric, the pity and the media histrionics are but pinpricks to a world-rampaging monster. They say there is no silver bullet. Neither Geldof or Bono, nor the United Nations, nor the vast assembled hosts of international aid and development agencies have the answer. Doesn't every citizen of the world have an equal right to the good life? With so much wealth in the world, why are so many of us so poor, when we could rid ourselves of this monster? And the fact is, there is only one way to kill poverty..."
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