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The Resource The white man's burden : why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good, William Easterly

The white man's burden : why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good, William Easterly

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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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The white man's burden
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why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good
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William Easterly
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white mans burden
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why the Wests efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good
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eng
Summary
An attack on the tragic waste, futility, and hubris of the West's efforts to date to improve the lot of the so-called developing world, with constructive suggestions on how to move forward. Economist Easterly discusses the twin tragedies of global poverty: the first, that so many are seemingly fated to live miserable lives and die early deaths; the second, that after fifty years and more than $2.3 trillion in aid, we have shockingly little to show for it. We preach a gospel of freedom and individual accountability, yet we intrude in the inner workings of other countries through bloated aid bureaucracies--and most of the places in which we've meddled are in fact no better off or are even worse off than they were before. Could it be that we don't know as much as we think we do?--From publisher description
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Argues that Western foreign aid efforts have done little to stem global poverty, citing how such organizations as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are not held accountable for ineffective practices
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189679
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Easterly, William Russell
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338.911713
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Economic assistance
  • Poverty
Target audience
adult
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why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good
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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, William Easterly
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm62326881
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
436 p.
Isbn
9781594200373
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005055516
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ill.
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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, William Easterly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm62326881
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
436 p.
Isbn
9781594200373
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005055516
Other physical details
ill.

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