Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

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Humans are plagued by shortsighted thinking, preferring to put off work on complex, deep-seated, or difficult problems in favor of quick-fix solutions to immediate needs. When short-term thinking is applied to economic development, especially in fragile nations, the results corruption, waste, and faulty planning are often disastrous. In "Bringing in the Future," William Ascher draws on the latest research from psychology, economics, institutional design, and legal theory to suggest strategies to overcome powerful obstacles ...

Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226029177

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Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226029160

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