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    DescriptionFrom 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 face.


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    Title
    The White Man's Burden
    Subtitle
    Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of Economics William Easterly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 436
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 413 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143038825
    ISBN 10: 0143038826
    Classifications

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    B&T Approval Code: A45563600, A43301500
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 338.911713
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS092000
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    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338.91/1713
    LC classification: HC59.7 .E22 2007
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    William Easterly is a professor of economics at New York University and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was a senior research economist at the World Bank for more than sixteen years. In addition to his academic work, he has written widely in recent years for The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, and Foreign Policy, among others. He is the author of the acclaimed book The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. He has worked in many areas of the developing world, most extensively in Africa, Latin America, and Russia.
    Review quote
    Brilliant at diagnosing the failings of Western intervention in the Third World. ("BusinessWeek")