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Passage To A Human World: The Dynamics Of Creating Global Wealth
Passage To A Human World: The Dynamics Of Creating Global Wealth
By Max Singer
Transaction Books, 1988, 390 pp
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Optimism about the world economy needs a boost from time to time. It gets a pleasant one from this celebration of growth and rebuttal of alarms. There are engaging arguments-for example, "The basic thing that happens in economic development is that people become more valuable." More modest than many who write in this vein, Mr. Singer-formerly of the Hudson Institute-often suggests how difficulties can be dealt with rather than defining them away. But his case often sounds too good to be true-and not everyone will like the future world he describes.