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Empowerment on an Unstable Planet: From Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change

Daniel C. Taylor, Carl E. Taylor, and Jesse O. Taylor


Since World War II, development projects have invested more than two trillion dollars towards health services, poverty alleviation, education, food security, and environmental initiatives around the world. Despite these efforts, 20 percent of the world still lives on less than $1.50 a day and the environment within which all live declines dramatically. There are clear limits to what further investments at this rate can achieve. This book advances the thesis that a more effective and universal foundation for social change and environmental restoration is not money, but human energy. Using this ... More

Keywords: development projects, health services, poverty, education, food security, Tibet, conservation program, community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199842964
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199842964.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel C. Taylor, author
Chair of the Board, Future Generations, Franklin, WV

Carl E. Taylor, author
(1916-2010), Professor Emeritus of International Health, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Jesse O. Taylor, author
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Maryland-College Park