Development As Freedom

Nobel Prize winning Economist Amartrya Sen produced a timeless work on Economic Development with lessons that can be applied to raising children, developing and leading organizations, and tackling some of the most challenging development issues of our time. Sen creates a framework from which to view freedom and development as a focus on developing capabilities for individuals, communities, entire nations, and ultimately the human race. Drawing on ancient wisdom, political history and theory, economics, and practical experience, he paints a broad yet deep picture to both understand the theory but also practice development as freedom. I recommend this book for those interested and practicing economic development in the world but also for those volunteering in their local communities and schools who want to expand their understanding of human rights and fundamental freedoms.