October, 2006

White Man's Burden

William Easterly
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Read the article at Taylor & Francis Online.

Citation:  Peter Boettke, Kurt Shillinger, Tom Wheeler, Lyal White, Hany Besada & Leon Kok, "Review of William Easterly's 'White Man's Burden'" South African Journal of International Affairs, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2006.


Easterly's book argues that development policy must return to basics and focus on bottom-up "searchers" rather than top-down planning. Does this provide the solution to the plight of the poor?