to watch the 1 hr 16 min BookTV presentation by William Easterly aired on May 24, 2014, click on http://www.booktv.org/Watch/15636/The+Tyranny+of+Experts+Economists+Dict
William Easterly talks about the failure of the U.N. and other organizations to reduce global poverty since WWII. Prof. Easterly argues that poverty experts too often look for short-term technical solutions and don't consider the role that a lack of political and economic rights play in keeping people in poverty. He spoke at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California.
William Easterly is a professor of economics at New York University and co-director of NYU's Development Research Institute. He was an economist and senior adviser at the World Bank from 1985-2001. Prof. Easterly is the author of "The White Man's Burden" and "The Elusive Quest for Growth." For more, visit: williameasterly.org.