The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews


"Tyranny of Experts takes various tacks--historical, theoretical, technological, statistical--to explain, in theory and in practice, why international development economics should fundamentally rethink its premises and practices."

-- "Reason magazine"

"A timely blast against the complacency of those who think progress and prosperity can be detached from politics."

-- "The Guardian (London)"

"Easterly delivers a scathing assault on the anti-poverty programs associated with both the United Nations and its political and private sector supporters....A sharply written polemic intended to stir up debate about the aims of global anti-poverty campaigns."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"There is something indomitable about William Easterly, and he has struck the development establishment where it is weakest: its appalling human rights record."

-- "Los Angeles Times Review of Books" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

William Easterly is a professor of economics at New York University and a director of NYUs award-winning Development Research Institute. He lives in New York City.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B00ET7IZF2
  • Publisher : Basic Books; 1st edition (March 4, 2014)
  • Publication date : March 4, 2014
  • Language : English
  • File size : 4703 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 418 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent survey of the primacy of individual rights and initiative in economic development
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'A must read for everybody working or interested in development cooperation'
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