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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

Author: William Easterly
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2007.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Easterly
ISBN: 9780143038825 0143038826
OCLC Number: 85260359
Notes: Originally published: Penguin Press, 2006.
Description: 436 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Planners versus searchers --
pt. 1. Why planners cannot bring prosperity. --
The legend of the big push --
You can't plan a market --
Planners and gangsters --
pt. II. Acting out the burden. --
The rich have markets, the poor have bureaucrats --
Bailing out the poor --
The healers: triumph and tragedy --
pt. III. The white man's army. --
From colonialism to postmodern imperialism --
Invading the poor --
pt. IV. The future. --
Homegrown development --
The future of Western assistance.
Responsibility: William Easterly.

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