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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 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 WorldIn 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

William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University, joint with Africa House, and Co Director of NYU s Development Research Institute He is editor of Aid Watch blog, Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Co Editor of the Journal of Development Economics He is the author of The White Man s Burden How the West s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and S



10 thoughts on “The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

  1. says:

    William Easterly s poorly written challenge to Jeffrey Sachs and the global aid machine entitled, White Man s Burden, was a selection from my Global Issues and Ethics book club at the Elliot Bay book company Here is a link to an excellent review of Easterly s book www.foreignaffairs.org 2006030 I agree almost completely wit


  2. says:

    The New York University professor and former World Bank economist, Bill Easterly, provides a scathing critique of the grand plans to transform entire Third World societies through development aid, as promoted by academic and other luminaries such as Jeffrey Sachs and Bono, as well as by many bilateral and multilateral development a


  3. says:

    Breezy, yet tedious It s hard to disagree that aid agencies should be a lot accountable than they are now, that aid projects should probably be bottom up than top down, that aid recipients should be asked what they need rather than automatically given what donor agencies have How much of aid should be market based rather than non market


  4. says:

    Overall a pretty disappointing sequel, of sorts, to his earlier The Elusive Quest for Growth Economists Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics The latter remains one of my favorite books, examining as it does the long, convoluted history of economic thought on development and how different theories, from Rostow s Takeoff to a singular focus o


  5. says:

    Aren t you all so happy that now that I m in school, I can copy and paste my reading journals as goodreads reviews I ve wanted to read this book for a long time, so I was excited to get started on it The first chapter, I wasn t feeling so sure about it His introduction to global development issues seemed to be very market heavy, and I kept thinking Can we


  6. says:

    I have been really primed by all of the other authors in this field about what this book is about, so it is hard for me be be impartial in my review of this book That being said this book is good but I have some reservations in saying it was great At times I felt like it was a little bit insulting to my intelligence while at the same time it was interesting becau


  7. says:

    This is one of the disturbing books I have read, in the sense that it challenged my world view and made me question my field of study at the time international development In fact, this book really steered me in another direction at a crucial time in my life, while I was in grad school at NYU where Easterly is a professor For those who work in international development,


  8. says:

    I thought I would hate this book, because it is often trotted out by Conservatives Libertarians as an excuse to leave the developing world to its own devices and abdicate any global responsibility for the poor The book is a foil for Jeffrey Sachs cheerleaderish The End of Poverty Easterly s major argument is that Western aid efforts are often paternalistic, bureaucratic, wastefu


  9. says:

    Found this on my friend s bookshelf in Lima From what I remember of Malcolm Gladwell s Tipping Point I read a few chapters at a book store cafe a while back , Easterly has a similar approach of simplifying a complex phenomena by coining terms here, Planners and Seekers and employing a ton of analogies like every other paragraph to make his argument accessible to a larger audience He al


  10. says:

    Easterly s conclusion is controversial because he recommends a market solution to the problem of poverty in Africa He argues that the best relief efforts are spear headed by searchers those who work locally to address real needs that emerge through effective systems of feedback Planners, on the other hand, develop big plans for saving Africa, like buying a million mosquito nets and shipping the


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