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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

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From one of the worldand#146;s best-known development economistsand#151;an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the Westand#146;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 Manand#146;s Burden is his widely anticipated counterpunchand#151;a brilliant and blistering indictment of the Westand#146;s economic policies for the worldand#146;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.

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A professor of economics pens an informed and excoriating attack on the tragic waste, futility, and hubris of the West's efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world, and provides constructive suggestions on how to move forward.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

William Easterly was a senior economist at the World Bank for more than sixteen years and has worked in many areas of the developing world. He is a professor of economics at New York University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038825
Author:
Easterly, William
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Development - General
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Economic assistance -- Developing countries.
Subject:
Poverty - Prevention
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w charts, tables throughout
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.40x5.56x.98 in. .91 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A professor of economics pens an informed and excoriating attack on the tragic waste, futility, and hubris of the West's efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world, and provides constructive suggestions on how to move forward.
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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.

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