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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

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A contrarian argument that humanitarian assistance seldom produces the desired results—and may even further poverty and hunger.Former World Bank economist Easterly has perhaps chosen an unfortunate title for his latest book, but there's a point to it. "Here's a secret," he writes: "anytime you hear a Western politician or activist say ‘we,' they mean ‘we whites'—today's version of the White Man ... Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Forgottendreamr - Goodreads

An important topic. I just can't finish it. Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

Can I, as someone who works on a development data project, say that I never got around to finishing this book? Well I'm saying it. The concepts are good and the stories are okay I just didn't get ... Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

Anyone has this book to lend me? :) Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Angela - Goodreads

I've this book once before but I forgot so much of it that I want to read it again. Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Jannine - Goodreads

Great book about what is wrong with western aid and what needs to change in order to make it more effective. You definitely need to be interested in the topic to appreciate the book though. It's dense at times. Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Denice - Goodreads

A little dry so far and as a result am reading very slowly. Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Claudia - Goodreads

Seeing as I am neither a white man, nor anyone who could actually give money to poor Africans, it's strange that I would want to read this book. But I do. Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Merove Heifetz - Goodreads

Easterly tells it like it is, a really good read. Read full review

Review: The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

User Review  - Julia Bainbridge - Goodreads

Recommended by Big JB. Read full review


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