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    • The White Man's Burden

    • Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
    • By: William Easterly
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good content, terrible narration

    • By Josh T on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Tyranny of Experts

    • Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
    • By: William Easterly
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • eye opening

    • By Coffin Family on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $31.49