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User Review  - fiadhiglas - LibraryThing

This book started out so strong that I was already thinking ahead to giving it 5 stars, and then he started talking about how free markets solve everything, and it went downhill from there. A lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - kathysmallwood - LibraryThing

I am a big William Easterly fan and was very much impacted by The White Man's Burden. This book provides an understandable explanation as to why many foreign aid efforts fail while others succeed. His ... Read full review

Could be shorter

User Review  - OstkUser1371368 -

Well written however the auther easily could have condensed the information a bit into a shorter and just as informative book. But overall the book is worth reading to increase an understanding of why past efforts have not had the greatest of success. Read full review

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User Review  - jcvogan1 - LibraryThing

Argues that the aid world needs more 'Searchers' rather than 'Plannners.' There are a couple of chapters on colonialism and military intervention where he wanders beyond his expertise but overall a ... Read full review

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