The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

By Easterly, William

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9780465031252
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Many developing countries lag critically behind their Western counterparts according to reports of health, life expectancy, income, and other measurements that are used to assess poverty. Leading development economist Easterly (economics, director, Development Research Inst., New York Univ.; The White Man's Burden) argues cogently that solutions imposed by outside agencies to reduce poverty miscarry when individual rights ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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