The White Man's Burden
Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
ISBN10: 0143038826 ISBN13: 9780143038825 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Feb 27 2007 Pages: 436 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western organizations to mitigate global poverty, and he was promptly fired by his then-employer, the World Bank. The White Man's Burden is his widely anticipated counterpunch--a brilliant and blistering indictment of the West's economic policies for the world's poor. Sometimes angry, sometimes irreverent, but always clear-eyed and rigorous, Easterly argues that we in the West need to face our own history of ineptitude and draw the proper conclusions, especially at a time when the question of our ability to transplant Western institutions has become one of the most pressing issues we face.