Reviews and Press

REVIEWS | OP-EDS | DISCUSSION & BLOGS | TV | RADIO & PODCASTS

REVIEWS

Wall Street and K Street, Skip Piketty, Read Easterly, by Thomas Doerflinger, July 16, 2014

Cato Institute’s Regulation Magazine, The Man of System’s Fatal Conceit, by Art Carden, Summer 2014 [p. 73]

The IMF’s Finance and Development Magazine, Development by Way of Rights, by Duncan Green, June 2014

The New York Review of Books, An American Passion for Tyrants, by David Rieff, June 19, 2014

Journal of Economic Geography, by Richard Peet, 2014

The Record Nepal, The trouble with development, by Dhiraj Sharma Nyaupane, June 4, 2014

Alliance Magazine, by Timothy Ogden, Volume 19 Number 2, June 2014

The Los Angeles Review of Books, International Development’s Appalling Human Rights Record, by Hugh Roberts, May 30, 2014

El Comercio (Peru), La tiranía de los expertos, by Ian Vasquez, May 24, 2014 [Spanish]

Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Trouble with Top-Down, by Kevin Starr, Summer 2014

Les Échos, L’aide au développement, malade de la technocratie, by Julien Damon, May 17, 2014 [French]

Reuters BreakingViews, The tyranny of ideas, by Edward Hadas, May 9, 2014

The News International (Pakistan), The poor have rights too, by Jamil Nasir, May 8, 2014

The Guardian (UK), Taking on the development technocrats, by Ian Birrell, May 3, 2014

The Washington Post, by Marie Arana, May 2, 2014

Reason, Arrested Development, by Brian Doherty, April 28, 2014

The Economist, Poor and benighted, April 26, 2014

The Lancet, Are tyrants good for your health?, by Helen Epstein, April 26, 2014

LiveMint (India), by Prashanth Perumal, April 24, 2014

City AM, Why freedom – not foreign aid – is the only real route to development, by Graeme Leach, April 23, 2014

The New York Times, Spare the Advice, by Howard French, April 18, 2014 (also in New York Times Editors’ Choice)

Barron’s, Intentions aren’t enough, by Gene Epstein, April 5, 2014

Shelf Awareness, by Jeanette Zwart, April 4, 2014

Bloomberg View,  The World’s Poor Have Rights Too, by Clive Crook, March 26, 2014

The Guardian (UK), William Easterly: Divine right of kings is now development right of dictators, by Claire Provost, March 20, 2014

The Times (UK), March 15, 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 15, 2014

Council on Foreign Relations, Helping the Oppressed, not the Oppressors, by Isobel Coleman, March 14, 2014

Bistandsaktuelt, Krass bistandskritikk, svak utviklingsanalyse, March 14, 2014 [Norwegian]

Financial Times, by Andrew Jack, March 7, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, by Sarah Chayes, March 7, 2014

Fast Company, Why Bill Gates Can’t Solve Problems For The World’s Poor, by Oscar Abello, March 4, 2014

The Library Journal, by Caroline Geck, March 1, 2014

The  Ümlaut, Why Development Economics is Failing the Poor, by Dalibor Rohac, February 26, 2014

Kirkus Reviews, January 9, 2014

Publishers Weekly, January 6, 2014


OP-EDS

Slate, Celebrity Musicians Can’t Feed the World, by William Easterly, April 29, 2014

Prospect Magazine (UK), Dictator Worship, by William Easterly, March 27, 2014

Seattle Times, The flaw in Bill Gates’ approach to ending global poverty, by William Easterly, March 24, 2014

Time Magazine, Stop Sending Aid to Dictators, by William Easterly, March 13, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, How About Aiding Freedom Instead of Autocrats?, by William Easterly, March 10, 2014

Foreign Policy Magazine, The New Tyranny, by William Easterly, March 10, 2014


DISCUSSION & BLOGS

The PJ Tatler, Thanks, Bill Gates: How to Keep Dictatorship Alive, Squelching Liberty on a Global Scale, by Scott Ott, July 21, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Poverty Under the Microscope, by Beth McMurtrie, June 9, 2014

Oxfam’s From Poverty to Power, Bill Easterly’s new book: brilliant on technocrats, flawed on rights, wrong on aid and hopeless on China, by Duncan Green, June 3, 2014

Dr. David Wheeler – President’s Blog, Cape Breton University (Canada), The Tyranny of Experts and the Not-So-Dismal Science, May 29, 2014

The World Bank Future Development Blog, The Tyranny of Aid Critics, by Shanta Devarajan, May 21, 2014

The New York Times, At the U.N., A Free-for-All on Setting Global Goals, by Eduardo Porter, May 6, 2014

UC Berkeley Master’s in Development Practice Program Blog, In My Expert Opinion: Easterly, Expertise, & Development Practice, by Christopher Stern

The Jamaica Observer, Bad economic advice causing our persistent poverty, April 24, 2014

The Independent (UK), Human rights need not come before development, by Marta Foresti, April 20, 2014

Humanosphere, The aid debate continues in the media and on blogs, by Tom Murphy, April 18, 2014

Harvard’s Building State Capability Blog, You cannot Juggle without the Struggle: How the USA historically avoided the “Tyranny of Experts,” by Lant Pritchett, April 4, 2014

The Guardian (UK), Rwanda: A puzzling tale of growth and political repression – get the data, by Claire Provost, April 3, 2014

Mal Warwick’s Blog on Books, A surprising analysis: why development happens (or doesn’t), April 3, 2014

Christianity Today, Poverty is a Moral Problem, by Kent Annan, April 2, 2014

The World Bank Development Impact Blog, The Tyranny of Anecdotes: Bill Easterly’s new book, by David McKenzie, March 27, 2014

Humanosphere, Bill Gates’ least favorite aid expert, Bill Easterly, to speak in Seattle, by Tom Paulson, March 19, 2014

David Roodman Blog, Of Technocrats and Autocrats, March 19, 2014

Eric Posner Blog, March 17, 2014

Impatient Optimists Blog, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, by Geoff Lamb, March 11, 2014

New School Economics Review, William Easterly and ‘The Myths of Development,’ by Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, March 6, 2014

The Politics of Poverty, Oxfam, The Tyranny of Experts and Other Development Myths, by Oscar Abello, March 6, 2014


TV

C-SPAN2 Book TV, April 27, 2014

PBS The Tavis Smiley Show, April 25, 2014

CNN Fareed Zakaria GPS, April 16, 2014

Al Jazeera The Stream, March 19, 2014 (video)


RADIO & PODCASTS

WNYC The Leonard Lopate Show, May 27, 2014

EconTalk, May 19, 2014

BBC World Service Business Daily (UK), May 9, 2014 (6:35 to 12:45)

The New York Times Book Review Podcast, April 18, 2014 (starts at ’18:00 min remaining’)

NPR Seattle’s KUOW-FM, On Rethinking How We Give International Aid, April 18, 2014

NPR Tech Nation, April 8, 2014

KEXP-FM Seattle Mind Over Matters, March 29, 2014

National Review Online, March 4, 2014

PRI The Tavis Smiley Show, February 28, 2014

NPR The Takeaway, February 10, 2014