The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence
A Washington Post bestseller While the world has made encouraging strides in the fight against global poverty, the hidden plague of everyday violence silently undermines our best efforts to help the poor. Common violence like rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, and police abuse has become routine and relentless. And like a horde of locusts devouring everything in its path, the unchecked plague of violence ruins lives, blocks the road out of poverty, and undercuts development. How has this plague of violence grown so ferocious? In one of the most remarkable social disasters of the last half century, basic public justice systems in the developing world have descended into a state of utter collapse, and there's nothing shielding the poor from violent people. Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros offer a searing account of how we got here and what it will take to end the plague. The Locust Effect is a gripping journey into the streets and slums where fear is a daily reality for billions of the world's poorest, where safety is secured only for those with money, and where much of our well-intended aid is lost in the daily chaos of violence. While their call to action is urgent, Haugen and Boutros provide hope, a real solution and an ambitious way forward. The Locust Effect will forever change the way we understand global poverty, and will help secure a safe path to prosperity for the global poor in the 21st century.
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - hollicolli - LibraryThing
The first parts of this book are very harrowing and not easy to read as they present truths of those living in extreme poverty and violence and their quest for justice in a world that doesn't seem to ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - nmarun - LibraryThing
I'd like to start by saying that the first few chapters of this book are definitely not for the faint-hearted. It paints a stark and dark picture of violence around the world. Chapters 1 and 2 talk ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله