An edition of The tyranny of experts (2013)

The tyranny of experts

economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor

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An edition of The tyranny of experts (2013)

The tyranny of experts

economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor

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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.

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The tyranny of experts: economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1. The debate that never happened. Introduction
Two Nobel Laureates and the debate they never had
Pt. 2. Why the debate never happened : the real history of the development idea. Once upon a time in China
Race, war, and the fate of Africa
One day in Bogotá
Pt. 3. The blank slate versus learning from history. Values : the long struggle for individual rights
Institutions : we oppress them if we can
The majority dream
Pt. 4. Nations versus individuals. Homes or prisons? : Nations and migrations
How much do nations matter?
Pt. 5. Conscious design versus spontaneous solutions. Markets : the association of problem-solvers
Technology : how to succeed without knowing how
Leaders : how we are seduced by benevolent autocrats
Conclusion.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-380) and index.

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Dewey Decimal Class
339.46
Library of Congress
HC79.P63 E27 2013, HD87 .E237 2013, HC60.E3 2013

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viii, 394 pages
Number of pages
394

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Open Library
OL27157027M
Internet Archive
tyrannyofexperts0000east
ISBN 10
0465031250
ISBN 13
9780465031252
LCCN
2013498232
OCLC/WorldCat
853310546

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