Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Best Sentence I've Read Today

. Sunday, November 18, 2007

(or How to Begin a Book Review)

"William Easterly has a problem on his hands--he's just not very rock 'n roll. While Easterly's developmental economics arch nemesis Jeffrey Sachs is living it up with the likes of Bono, Easterly is quietly plugging away, delivering an unpopular and decidedly uncool message. His message? The West's quest to end poverty is ill informed and misguided at best and detrimental to the poor at worst."*

Makes you want to read the rest, doesn't it?

*Written by a student in POLI 442, fall '07; name withheld.

1 comments:

Charles L. said...

Wonderfully written and absolutely true. Bravo to the student who wrote it. Easterly's last two books offer a profound critique of current aid programs, which are top-heavy and unaccountable and therefore, he argues, woefully ineffective.

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