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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

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

    Dr.William Easterly convincingly decimates the falsehoods perpetrated by the so called aid-establisment.He enunciates the much more important role of knowledge(compared to money) in poverty-eradication and uses his erudition to demonstrate how ignorant the world really is about this hot-button issue.I highly recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

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

    This book underscores the need for pragmatism in helping the poor and financially distressed.The author's remarks are very perceptive and his knowledge tremendous in the correct sense of the term.Extremely Impressive!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2008

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

    `The White Man¿s Burden¿ speaks volumes about Dr.William Easterly¿s clear-eyed realism and his remarkable ability and courage to highlight the potential shortcomings of foreign aid. Dr.Easterly¿s book is immensely important and valuable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2008

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

    A practical approach to cure the menace of poverty Dr.Easterly's insights are truly thought provoking. Dr.Easterly has the rare skill to hit the nail on the head.A book that simply cannot be ignored.Please read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2008

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

    Dr.W.Easterly helps us scratch the surface and brings out the pitfalls in our understanding of the problems in the developing world.The panacea he suggests is based on rigorous research and hard facts,not fuzzy or incomplete information.'The White Man's Burden' is an *irrefutably* *indispensable* piece of work.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

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

    I highly recommend this book to one and all,especially the philanthropists who often put the cart before the horse in their attempt to help the financially-deprived.This is not just another book,this is a potential remedy to the ills of poverty.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2007

    Intelligent critique of foreign aid policies

    At the World Economic Forum in 2007, author William Easterly gave the audience some distressing news: The $2.3 trillion in aid sent to Africa since the 1950s had done nothing to increase Africa's GDP. It had been largely a waste of money. Bill Gates, who was sitting next to Easterly that day, admonished the author for focusing on narrowly economic benchmarks: 'You don't eat GDP,' Gates said petulantly. Easterly's riposte came a few days later in The Wall Street Journal, where he chided the world's richest college dropout for missing 'the economics class that listed the components of GDP, such as food.' Readers who enjoy such debates will love this acerbic, clearheaded book. Easterly, a former World Bank economist who is fervently committed to global prosperity, demolishes the myths that prop up ineffective efforts to help developing nations. He points his wrecking-ball at photo-op celebrities and utopian economists who feel that big plans and big aid budgets will eventually build big economies (the last 50 years of contrary evidence notwithstanding). Ah, you say, at least they are trying to do something good, while many others simply watch the impoverished world's agony in dismay. Instead, the author argues, only alternative, pinpointed aid tactics can succeed, but only if they use local knowledge and implementation. We recommend this to anyone interested in economic development and emerging markets, and to lovers of intelligent polemic on issues that matter.

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