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The Tyranny of Experts - Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor-logo

The Tyranny of Experts - Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

William Easterly

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. 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.

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. 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.
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Genres:

Economics

Description:

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. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Yen

Length:

16h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

39:46


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:18:49


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

01:46:28


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

01:13:01


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

50:56


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

01:27:16


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

57:57


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:00:41


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

41:27


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

01:03:08


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

01:40:59


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

01:25:52


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

01:25:42


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

32:44


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

01:49