William Easterly

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Name: William Easterly
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Why Foreign Aid Hurts the Poor

In his newest book, “ The Tyranny of Experts ,” William Easterly, a former World Bank economist who now teaches at NYU, attacks the top-down economic model that aid organizations and bureaucracies have pushed for decades. He also gives a passionate defense ... [Published Accuracy in Academia - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Up the revolution

While it is acceptable for one’s youth to be spent in the pursuit of utopian political dreams, there comes a time when the callow confidence of youth should give way to the accumulated wisdom of years.I mention this because judging by the bleats emanating ... [Published The News International - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

As humanitarian crises grow, so does the aid industry

The U.S. government is reportedly weighing options to evacuate thousands of civilians from Iraq's Yazidi religious sect, who are trapped in barren mountains in northern Iraq without food or water, imperiled by advancing Islamic State fighters. The crisis ... [Published Marketplace - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Global wrongs, people's rights

The war-makers changed the world, although they didn't know it, on 4 August 1914.The First World War quickened the break-up of the German and Ottoman empires, and signalled the beginning of the end of the empires in Africa and Asia run by Britain, France, ... [Published The Africa Report - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Think Beyond the Business

In the past few years, the social enterprise space has evolved rapidly from a concept that required explanation to a trend everyone is eager to join. Business schools have drastically increased their social entrepreneurship course and club offerings, ... [Published Yahoo! News - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

African slate not blank: Taking democratic traditions, indigenous knowledge seriously

In the talk of William Easterly at the World Affairs Council of Northern California that we wrote about recently, he ended his talk by declaring that the principles of development have been wrong. “It’s a myth that the technocratic solution is a solution. ... [Published Farm And Ranch Guide - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Is Big Philanthropy A Western 'Tyranny Of Experts' - Or Measure Of Imperfect Democracy?

Years ago, quite early in my development career (which itself is a second career to journalism), I was sitting comfortably in the board room of a white shoe law firm with panoramic views of midtown Manhattan. The occasion was the board meeting of nonprofit ... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Little help gets to poor

For the past seven weeks, we have used this column to examine four different reports that, in light of global climate change, looked at potential challenges in food production, particularly in developing countries. Most of the discussion concerning ... [Published CattleNetwork.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 2 reports

Why Public Employees Deserve High Salaries

While delivering the Budget Speech for Financial Year 2014/15 (In accordance with Article 155(1) of Constitution of Uganda ) on the 12th June 2014 , the Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MFPED), Hon. Maria Kiwanuka , announced that ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jun 03 2014 - Updated Jun 03 2014 - 1 reports

Bill Easterly’s new book: brilliant on technocrats, flawed on rights, wrong on aid and hopeless on China

This review first appeared in the June issue of the IMF’s Finance and Development magazine. I loved the premise and conclusions of William Easterly’s new book. The intervening 300 pages gave less cause for celebration. Easterly sees development ... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jun 03 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 28 2014 - 2 reports

Brian Doherty on Economists' Failures To Help the Poor

cover Brian Dohertyreviews The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and theForgotten Rights of the Poor  by William Easterly. Hewrites that the author aims neither to blame nor to shamedevelopment economists for their discipline's original sin. ... [Published REASON Online - Apr 28 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Jack Greenberg: Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act: But Not: The Tyranny of Experts: A Conversation with William Easterly: Live from The Roasterie CXXXIX: April 11, 2014

I am very sorry that I am missing this: The Tyranny of Experts: A Conversation with William Easterly But I am very glad I am attending this: Jack Greenberg : "Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act": Pierson Auditorium, UMKC Moar ... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Apr 10 2014]

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"They are small and operating on a pretty limited budget," Easterly said. "there's also a big phenomenon in ngos of unpaid interns. part of this is just supply and demand. there's a huge amount of young people who want to work in development and that's great, but there's just not enough jobs for them."

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Why Foreign Aid Hurts the Poor [Published Accuracy in Academia - Aug 14 2014]
Up the revolution [Published The News International - Aug 12 2014]
As humanitarian crises grow, so does the aid in... [Published Marketplace - Aug 12 2014]
Global wrongs, people's rights [Published The Africa Report - Aug 11 2014]
How to Make Fuel Subsidy Reform Succeed [Published Council On Foreign Relations - Aug 11 2014]
Corporate world might hold the key to building ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 08 2014]
Social Entrepreneurs Need to Think Beyond the B... [Published Yahoo! News - Aug 04 2014]
African slate not blank: Taking democratic trad... [Published Farm And Ranch Guide - Aug 03 2014]
Nera Telecommunications : Senate Budget Committ... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 30 2014]
Is Big Philanthropy A Western 'Tyranny Of Exper... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 28 2014]
Pat Buchanan Gets It Right, Sort Of [Published Bloomberg View - Jul 21 2014]
Little help gets to poor [Published CattleNetwork.com - Jul 21 2014]
Thanks, Bill Gates: How to Keep Dictatorships A... [Published Pajamas Media - Jul 21 2014]
Why Public Employees Deserve High Salaries [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 21 2014]
Poverty, environment, even traffic fatalities: ... [Published FOXNews.com - Jul 21 2014]
Why Public Employees Deserve High Salaries [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 21 2014]
World: Taking the health aid debate to the subn... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 11 2014]
Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, J... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Jun 24 2014]
The economics of anxiety: neoliberalism as obse... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jun 06 2014]
Bill Easterly’s new book: brilliant on technocr... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jun 03 2014]
Swaziland’s AGOA Status Revoked: Madagascar All... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - May 23 2014]
Civil War on the Left, Part 6 [Published Power Line - May 09 2014]
Universal Values, Foreign Money: Local Human Ri... [Published Global Voices Online - May 06 2014]
OF COURSE NEVER MENTION THAT ALL THE “EXPERTS” ... [Published Instapundit - May 04 2014]
Human Rights Should Be Central to the Developme... [Published Zunia.org RSS - May 03 2014]
Robert Fulford: The capitalist paradox [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - May 03 2014]
Rights-Based Development? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 02 2014]
Brian Doherty on Economists' Failures To Help t... [Published REASON Online - Apr 28 2014]
Brian Doherty on Economists' Failures To Help t... [Published Hit & Run - Apr 28 2014]
The Case for Aid [Published Zunia.org RSS - Apr 24 2014]
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World: Taking the health aid debate to the subn... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 11 2014]
Source: AidDataCountry: Malawi, World Thursday, July 10, 2014 Author: Rob Marty Easterly opposed bed net distribution. [The World Bank] rejected Easterly's advice, and cut malaria sharply. Yes, debate's over. Aid works! —Jeffrey Sachs, 2014 The big ...
Bill Easterly’s new book: brilliant on technocr... [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Jun 03 2014]
This review first appeared in the June issue of the IMF’s Finance and Development magazine. I loved the premise and conclusions of William Easterly’s new book. The intervening 300 pages gave less cause for celebration. Easterly sees development ...
Swaziland’s AGOA Status Revoked: Madagascar All... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - May 23 2014]
Earlier this week, the United States was expected to make an announcement regarding duty-free export access under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for Swaziland. News reports indicated that  access was rescinded , yet this week others have ...
Civil War on the Left, Part 6 [Published Power Line - May 09 2014]
(Steven Hayward) Liberalism today is destined to be an unstable political isotope because it has accumulated too many disparate “causes,” and acquiesces to every grievance and pressure group.  Pretty soon the difference causes start to turn on one another, ...
Universal Values, Foreign Money: Local Human Ri... [Published Global Voices Online - May 06 2014]
This article by James Ron and Archana Pandya originally appeared on openGlobal Rights and is republished as part of a content sharing agreement. How important is international funding to local human rights groups worldwide? Oddly enough, there ...
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