"The Tyranny of Experts"

Guest Host:

Jen Golbeck
"The Tyranny of Experts"

William Easterly argues that the idea of expertise in the field of development is fundamentally misguided -- and that strategies that have been embraced actually neglect the rights of many of the world's most vulnerable people. Kojo chats with Easterly about why he's calling for a full-scale reconsideration of global economic development theory.

Washington is home to a legion of people whose professional lives revolve around fighting poverty and improving public health at the global level. William Easterly argues that the idea of expertise in the field of development is fundamentally misguided -- and that strategies that have been embraced actually neglect the rights of many of the world's most vulnerable people. Kojo chats with Easterly about why he's calling for a full-scale reconsideration of global economic development theory.

Guests

William Easterly

Author of "The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good"

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