The Tyranny of Experts
Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
By William Easterly
(Basic Books a Member of Perseus Books Group, Hardcover, 9780465031252, 394pp.)
Publication Date: March 2014
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In "The Tyranny of Experts," economist William Easterly, bestselling author of "The White Man's Burden," traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing not only how these tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the world's poor, but how in doing so have suppressed a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty: freedom. Presenting a wealth of cutting-edge economic research, Easterly argues that only a new model of development--one predicated on respect for the individual rights of people in developing countries, that understands that unchecked state power is the problem and not the solution --will be capable of ending global poverty once and for all.