Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Let Them Eat Cake!

In a negative review of Bill Easterly's book The White Man's Burden, World Bank economist Branko Milanovic wrote, "It is somewhat ironic, I think, that Bill Easterly, who has spent a large part of his life working on issues of growth, poverty and inequality in poor countries and whose knowledge and intellectual capacity is second to none, has written a book that, despite his protestation to the contrary, will be used to set back the agenda of poverty alleviation and provides an argument for those who have long argued that the best policy is to do nothing and ignore the poor world. Let them eat cake!"

Read it here and a short summary of Bill's book here.
The gentleman in the picture is Bill.

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