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
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