Development as Freedom
Development as Freedom is an exceptional book written by the world renowned Nobel laureate and economist Amartya Sen. In this book the author aims to throw light on what is truly considered as a developed country. The author expounds that the true measurement of development in a country is the extent of freedom that the people of the country enjoy. The author indicates that, without freedom the people of a country would not be able to make choices that help themselves and others around them.
Through the book the author asserts the freedom required includes access to education, health care, economic markets, equality, political dissent, etc. The author expounds that people are truly free when they can meet their basic needs and have proper access to resources with the ability to use them towards fulfilling their abilities. The author also considers other normative aspects of freedom including population growth, famines, issue of human rights, etc.
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This book is easy to understand even for a lay person with absolutely no knowledge of economics and economic jargon. The book has been written by Amartya Sen, a well known economist. The Idea of Justice and On Ethics and Economics are some of the other books written by the author. You can shop online for the paperback edition of the book published by Oxford University Press with ISBN-10: 0195655265 and ISBN-13: 978-0195655261.See less
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