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➹ The White Mans Burden  Free ➯ Author William Easterly – Pcusati.info 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 From One Of The Worldas Best Known Development Economistsaan Excoriating Attack On The Tragic Hubris Of The Westas 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 Manas Burden Is His Widely Anticipated Counterpunchaa Brilliant And Blistering Indictment Of The Westas Economic Policies For The Worldas 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.


10 thoughts on “The White Mans Burden

  1. Nicemarmot Nicemarmot 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 complet


  2. Juha Juha 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 develop


  3. Frank Stein Frank Stein 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 sin


  4. missy jean missy jean 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 thi


  5. Casey Casey 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 intere


  6. Jessica Barrett Jessica Barrett says:

    This is one of thedisturbing 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 deve


  7. shaw shaw 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 argumentaccessible to a larger


  8. Brian Brian 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


  9. Tia Tia 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, wasteful, and co


  10. Rob Rob says:

    As with all development books, some of the data here is hotly contested Shortly after reading this book, I stumbled across a different study of mosquito nets in Africa that reached the opposite conclusion from the study that Easterly cites His overarching point seems in general to hold the solution is to decentralize aid It s a general economic point that I think most people can get on board with


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