Book Review: The White Man’s Burden

2021-06-30T15:12:48-05:00

In The White Man's Burden: Why the Wes's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, William Easterly deconstructs the foreign aid system and highlights its flaws. Billions of dollars from the West are poured into developing countries every year, but the impacts are limited. While the states with the fastest-growing economies receive little to no aid, the overwhelming majority of those that receive the most aid have negative  growth rates.   The world of foreign aid is dominated by optimists who desire a utopian society, whom Easterly calls "planners." Conversely, "searchers" direct foreign [...]