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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

by William Easterly Author · Mike Chamberlain Narrator


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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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William Easterly (Author)

William Easterly, the author of The Elusive Quest for Growth, is a professor of economics at New York University and codirector of NYU's Development Research Institute. He is also editor of the Aid Watch blog, associate of the National Bureau of E...

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