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- Description<b>From one of the world's best-kwn development ecomists--an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West's efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world</b> In his previous book, <i>The Elusive Quest for Growth</i>, 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. <i>The White Man's Burden</i> is his widely anticipated counterpunch--a brilliant and blistering indictment of the West's ecomic 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.
- Author BiographyWilliam 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 <b>The Washington Post</b>, <b>Wall Street Journal</b>, <b>Financial Times</b>, <b>Forbes</b>, and <b>Foreign Policy</b>, among others. He is the author of the acclaimed book <b>The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics</b>. He has worked in many areas of the developing world, most extensively in Africa, Latin America, and Russia.
- Author(s)Principal Economist William Easterly
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin USA
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight413 g
- Width141 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
- Edition Statementannotated edition
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