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    • The Tyranny of Experts

    • Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
    • By: William Easterly
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    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

    • 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 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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