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Published: 27 September 2007

400 Pages | 38 figures and 9 tables


ISBN: 9780199226115

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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

  • Former World Bank economist and bestselling author of The Elusive Quest For Growth, William Easterly, addresses the endemic problems of extreme poverty and the West's failed attempts to help the poor
  • Accessibly written, this book challenges the reader to consider whether the West really does know best and confronts many of the "grand plans" proposed by current thinkers, celebrities, politicians, and international organizations
  • Encourages each of us to take responsibility for aid by proposing a shift of focus from broad, utopian plans to single, acheiveable goals which can help the poor now

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