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The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date March 24, 2015
Pages 394
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465089734
ISBN-10 0465089739
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
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"Bracingly iconoclastic." --New York Times Book Review

In The Tyranny of Experts, renowned economist William Easterly examines our failing efforts to fight global poverty, and argues that the "expert approved" top-down approach to development has not only made little lasting progress, but has proven a convenient rationale for decades of human rights violations perpetrated by colonialists, postcolonial dictators, and US and UK foreign policymakers seeking autocratic allies. Demonstrating how our traditional antipoverty tactics have both trampled the freedom of the world's poor and suppressed a vital debate about alternative approaches to solving poverty, Easterly presents a devastating critique of the blighted record of authoritarian development. In this masterful work, Easterly reveals the fundamental errors inherent in our traditional approach and offers new principles for Western agencies and developing countries alike: principles that, because they are predicated on respect for the rights of poor people, have the power to end global poverty once and for all.

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