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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
Title
The white man's burden
Title remainder
why the West's efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good
Statement of responsibility
William Easterly
Creator
Subject
Language
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
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Easterly, William
Dewey number
338.91/1713
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.7
LC item number
.E22 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic assistance
  • Economic development
  • Poverty
Label
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planners versus searchers -- Why planners cannot bring prosperity -- The legend of the big push -- You can't plan a market -- Planners and gangsters -- Acting out the burden -- The rich have markets, the poor have bureaucrats -- Bailing out the poor -- The healers : triumph and tragedy -- The white man's army -- From colonialism to postmodern imperialism -- Invading the poor -- The future -- Homegrown development -- The future of Western assistance
Control code
62326881
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781594200373
Lccn
2005055516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594200373
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Planners versus searchers -- Why planners cannot bring prosperity -- The legend of the big push -- You can't plan a market -- Planners and gangsters -- Acting out the burden -- The rich have markets, the poor have bureaucrats -- Bailing out the poor -- The healers : triumph and tragedy -- The white man's army -- From colonialism to postmodern imperialism -- Invading the poor -- The future -- Homegrown development -- The future of Western assistance
Control code
62326881
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781594200373
Lccn
2005055516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594200373
Other physical details
illustrations

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