"For half a century, Peter Bauer has been a towering iconoclast among development economists, consistently unafraid to demolish conventional wisdom with penetrating insight. . . . [T]his excellent collection of essays. . . [is] a wonderful introduction to a mind that takes no prisoners."--The Economist
"Whether or not the reader agrees with [Bauer's] positions, they are carefully and thoughtfully argued. "--Foreign Affairs
"[Bauer] has also been interested in explaining the Zeitgeist which produced-and in many cases continues to project-the influential ideas and policies which are in such total disregard of readily observable reality. It is these reflections, contained in a number of essays in this book, which are likely to resonate with the general reader observing the contemporary world scene."--Deepak Lal, Times Literary Supplement
From the Inside Flap
"The essays here contain many of the key elements of Professor Bauer's thought, which I regard as an oasis of common sense in a desert of muddled thinking.... He goes after weak and self-serving explanations with commendable vigor."--Richard Epstein, University of Chicago
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.