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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

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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... 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

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User Review  - GCPN - LibraryThing

Development Economist, William Easterly provides a sobering evaluation of Western attempts to provide economic fixes for the third world in this secular assessment of humanitarian aid. Named a Best ... Read full review

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User Review  - mortensengarth - LibraryThing

this book destroyed IMF and IGOs for their top down hierarchical top-knows-best methods to economic fixes. fits between a nest of other books. the new de-nationalization of economics has been served via these IGOs. meh. Read full review

Could be shorter

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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  - purplespatula - LibraryThing

Lately, there have been a lot of fancy summits and conferences on AIDS, poverty, globalization, global warming... but it seems like most of those areas are in the midst of crisis rather than in ... Read full review

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User Review  - nordenman - LibraryThing

In this book Easterly provides a very nice overview of current foreign aid policies of governments and international organizations, and why they have done so little to help the poor world. Lack of ... 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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