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The Tyranny of Experts

Economists, Dictators, And The Forgotten Rights Of The Poor

By William Easterly, 1957- author

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with “benevolent autocrats,” leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the poor.

In The Tyranny of Experts, economist William Easterly, bestselling author of The White Man’s Burden, traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing not only how these tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the world’s poor, but how in doing so have suppressed a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty: freedom. Presenting a wealth of cutting-edge economic research, Easterly argues that only a new model of development—one predicated on respect for the individual rights of people in developing countries, that understands that unchecked state power is the problem and not the solution —will be capable of ending global poverty once and for all.

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2013

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9780465031252


Format: Book
Author: Easterly, William, 1957- author
Title: The tyranny of experts : economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor / William Easterly.
Publisher Date: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Subject: Economic development. Poor -- Developing countries. Poverty -- Developing countries. Social planning. Development economics.
Isbn: 9780465031252
Current Holds: 1
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System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 338.9 Eas
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Bib Id: 502226

Format: Book
Author: Easterly, William, 1957- author.
Title: The tyranny of experts : economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor / William Easterly.
Publisher, Date: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Description: viii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: Economic development.
Subjects: Poor -- Developing countries.
Subjects: Poverty -- Developing countries.
Subjects: Social planning.
Subjects: Development economics.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-380) and index.
LCCN: bl2014007837
ISBN: 9780465031252
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 338.9 Eas