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2.0 von 5 Sternen An interesting speculation at un-warranted length, 3. August 2014
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Amartya Sen reviewed Easterly's probably most influential book of 2006, the White Man's Burden. Among a lot of appreciation, Sen criticised that 'Easterly gets swept up by the intoxicating power of purple prose [...] He forgoes the opportunity for a much-needed dialogue, opting instead for a rhetorical drubbing of those whom he sees as well-intentioned enemies of the poor., Unfortunately, Easterly has not taken Sen's advise to heart, instead, this latest book of his has aplenty of the weaknesses of the earlier one, and few of the merits. He gives us an interesting thought model - that experts are blinded by their self-image, and inclined to make wrong decisions - which he supports with a lot of historical anecdote, surely informative for those who know little about Hayek, Murdal and other earlier thinkers of development. Most significantly, Easterly fails to explore his main point, that development cooperation is structurally rooted in diplomacy, and that the rules of diplomacy at best coincidence with the means of finding the best framework for development. Instead, he goes on and on about everybody who happens not to admire Hayek like he does to be just so mistaken. Tiresome. Also, given that the author worked many years for the Worldbank and (since) for the university of New York, it is somewhat cheap that he has little comprehensive to say about the internal dynamics of large organisations - all of us who work with them could fill a book with tales of the mindless 'hamster-wheel' and stupefying group-think that too often grip people in such environments. Thankfully, we reserve those for certain cocktail-parties. Easterly's book would have been so much better if half of it would have been treated that way.
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