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The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good (Paperback)

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    From one of the world?s best-known development economists?an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West?s efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world

    In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, Wi......more

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From one of the world?s best-known development economists?an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West?s efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world

In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western organizations to mitigate global poverty, and he was promptly fired by his then-employer, the World Bank. The White Man?s Burden is his widely anticipated counterpunch?a brilliant and blistering indictment of the West?s economic policies for the world?s poor. Sometimes angry, sometimes irreverent, but always clear-eyed and rigorous, Easterly argues that we in the West need to face our own history of ineptitude and draw the proper conclusions, especially at a time when the question of our ability to transplant Western institutions has become one of the most pressing issues we face.

William Easterly is a professor of economics at New York University and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was a senior research economist at the World Bank for more than sixteen years. In addition to his academic work, he has written widely in recent years for The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, and Foreign Policy, among others. He is the author of the acclaimed book The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. He has worked in many areas of the developing world, most extensively in Africa, Latin America, and Russia.

Author:
Easterly, William
Genre:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
436
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
02/27/2007
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780143038825
Unit weight:
0.9 lb
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
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  • Could be shorter

    Well written, however, the auther easily could have condensed the information a bit into a shorter and just as informative book. But overall, the book is worth reading to increase an understanding of why past efforts have not had the greatest of success.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    Anonymous from S.W. Florida, Mar 9, 2008

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