Economic and Organizational Problems of Poverty in “The White Man’s Burden”


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A Book Review of the Economic and Organizational Problems of Poverty in The White Man's Burden by William Easterly
This book review will analyze the complex economic perspectives that Easterly defines in his analysis of western foreign financial aid to African and other third countries. The problem of macrocosmic aid via “the planners” is one problem in which Easterly defines how the World Bank and the UN do not spend their money to alleviate poverty in these countries. His main argument is founded through studies done that define how small financial aid plans via “the searchers” (private NGO or small organizations) have been more effectual, but Easterly does not adequately define why the “planners” monies have failed in alleviating...
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.....cietal norms and traditions that might better explain corruption or non-corruption with foreign aid in various African nations. While it is important to know the military affectations on African society and its economic stability, Easterly does not provide the same quantitative data for his assumptions about race, culture, and societal influences on the foreign aid process via western intervention. Overall, this book effectively defines the problem of postmodern imperialism and the problem of foreign aid as a form of white colonialism stemming from historical colonialism in Africa.
Works Cited:
Easterly, William. The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So much Ill and So Little Good. New York: Penguin, 2006.