The Tyranny of Experts

The Tyranny of Experts

Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Book Group,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780465031252
Call Number: 339.46 Ea777t
Characteristics: viii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Apr 05, 2014

Easterly is a skeptic of foreign aid, but in order to really be a skeptic, he must first understand it, but from his incoherent grasp of such matters, he demonstrates a belief in the Easter Egg, Santa Claus, and that US foreign aid is really about helping other countries, instead of helping out the American-based multinationals, extending corporate state control, aiding the empire, and on and on. Easterly would be well served in understanding how Nelson Rockefeller compromised the Ex-Im Bank, AID and other foreign aid programs during his appointments to the Eisenhower Administration, and that ONLY two presidents ever promised publicly in speeches that they would never again send in the military in support of the multinationals [FDR and John F. Kennedy].


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