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More Than Good Intentions by Dean Karlan

Title More Than Good Intentions
Author Dean Karlan
Publisher Penguin
Release 2012-03-27
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0452297567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A revolutionary approach to poverty that takes human irrationality into account-and unlocks the mystery of making philanthropic spending really work. American individuals and institutions spent billions of dollars to ease global poverty and accomplished almost nothing. At last we have a realistic way forward. Presenting innovative and successful development interventions around the globe, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel show how empirical analysis coupled with the latest thinking in behavioral economics can make a profound difference. From Kenya, where teenagers reduced their risk of contracting AIDS by having more unprotected sex with partners their own age, to Mexico, where giving kids a one-dollar deworming pill boosted school attendance better than paying their families to send them, More Than Good Intentions reveals how to invest those billions far more effectively and begin transforming the well-being of the world.

More Than Good Intentions by Dean Karlan

Title More Than Good Intentions
Author Dean Karlan
Publisher
Release 2011
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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More Than Good Intentions by Dean Karlan

Title More Than Good Intentions
Author Dean Karlan
Publisher Penguin
Release 2011-04-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1101476389
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A leading economist and researcher report from the front lines of a revolution in solving the world's most persistent problem. When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme: We just need to invest more resources. At the other: We've thrown billions down a sinkhole over the last fifty years and accomplished almost nothing. Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present an entirely new approach that blazes an optimistic and realistic trail between these two extremes. In this pioneering book Karlan and Appel combine behavioral economics with worldwide field research. They take readers with them into villages across Africa, India, South America, and the Philippines, where economic theory collides with real life. They show how small changes in banking, insurance, health care, and other development initiatives that take into account human irrationality can drastically improve the well-being of poor people everywhere. We in the developed world have found ways to make our own lives profoundly better. We use new tools to spend smarter, save more, eat better, and lead lives more like the ones we imagine. These tools can do the same for the impoverished. Karlan and Appel's research, and those of some close colleagues, show exactly how. In America alone, individual donors contribute over two hundred billion to charity annually, three times as much as corporations, foundations, and bequests combined. This book provides a new way to understand what really works to reduce poverty; in so doing, it reveals how to better invest those billions and begin transforming the well-being of the world.

More Than Good Intentions by Dean S. Karlan

Title More Than Good Intentions
Author Dean S. Karlan
Publisher Dutton Adult
Release 2011
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 308
ISBN 9780525951896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Yale University economist and a leading researcher draw on behavioral economics and interviews with villagers from some of the world's most impoverished regions to demonstrate how small changes in banking, insurance, health care and other initiatives can significantly improve poverty rates. 25,000 first printing.

Good Intentions by Shepard Forman

Title Good Intentions
Author Shepard Forman
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release 2000
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781555878795
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Includes statistics.

Paved with Good Intentions by L. Gordon Flake

Title Paved with Good Intentions
Author L. Gordon Flake
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 2003
Category Political Science
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9780275981570
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Includes statistics.

Good Intentions by Charles North

Title Good Intentions
Author Charles North
Publisher Moody Publishers
Release 2008-09-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780802479679
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We often struggle to answer the question: What is the right thing to do here? Good Intentions suggests that it is possible to do good in economic matters if we begin with the right assumptions (and begins to ask the right questions): —Is greed ever good? —How can we give poor kids a million bucks? —How did Ben and Jerry get so rich? —Is capitalism ruining the environment? —Do immigrants take American jobs? Our actions can produce outcomes that reflect what we value.

Good Intentions Gone Awry by Allen M. Parkman

Title Good Intentions Gone Awry
Author Allen M. Parkman
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2000
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 239
ISBN 9780847698691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on sociological and economic analysis, Good Intentions Gone Awry presents valuable new insights into the impact of divorce on American society. Rather than blaming the deterioration in the quality of family life on the decline in so-called "family values," lawyer and economist Parkman argues that adults are responding to the incentives created by new opportunities and legal rules. Allen M. Parkman discusses the issues surrounding this sociological phenomena, proposes a reform program in response, and suggests steps that adults can take to create a durable and constructive family until such reforms occur.

PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS by Michael Carter

Title PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS
Author Michael Carter
Publisher Author House
Release 2013-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 254
ISBN 1491880279
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Luke is a successful double glazing salesman from Swansea, South Wales. A fairly ruthless lyer, Luke tells customers what they want to hear and they buy. He treats them as enemies. A barrier between him and his commission. One day he goes too far and disgusts even himself with his ruthlessness. He wants to change. After dabbling with telepathy and visiting the Mind, Body, Spirit exhibition, he decides he wants to become a Healer. With absolutely no training and just an arrogant belief in his own abilities ( a prerequisite to being a successful salesman ), Luke sets about offering healing to anybody he comes into contact with. How can he be sure he is helping? How can he be sure he is not helping the wrong people? How can he be sure he is not about to do something he will regret more than anything he's done before? Despite his arrogance he does want to be a better person. He really does want to help. His intentions are good. But as they say...The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. He then embarks on a journey to his own personal Hell. He must change his beliefs in everything he's known before, and gain a glimpse at least of the true meaning of life, if he's ever to return. Can he learn life's lessons before it's too late and he loses everything...?

Between Bombs and Good Intentions by Rainer Baudendistel

Title Between Bombs and Good Intentions
Author Rainer Baudendistel
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release 2006-05-01
Category History
Total Pages 360
ISBN 1782388729
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have highlighted again the precarious situation aid agencies find themselves in, caught as they are between the firing lines of the hostile parties, as they are trying to alleviate the plight of the civilian populations. This book offers an illuminating case study from a previous conflict, the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935-36, and of the humanitarian operation of the Red Cross during this period. Based on fresh material from Red Cross and Italian military archives, the author examines highly controversial subjects such as the Italian bombings of Red Cross field hospitals, the treatment of Prisoners of War by the two belligerents; and the effects of Fascist Italy’s massive use of poison gas against the Ethiopians. He shows how Mussolini and his ruthless regime, throughout the seven-month war, manipulated the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – the lead organization of the Red Cross in times of war, helped by the surprising political naïveté of its board. During this war the ICRC redefined its role in a debate, which is fascinating not least because of its relevance to current events, about the nature of humanitarian action. The organization decided to concern itself exclusively with matters falling under the Geneva Conventions and to give priority to bringing relief over expressing protest. It was a decision that should have far-reaching consequences, particularly for the period of World War II and the fate of Jews in Nazi concentration camps.