Bill Easterly Talk: "The Tyranny of Experts: The Neglect of Democracy and Human Rights in Economic Development"

4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM
Monday Oct 20, 2014
Olin-Rice Science Center 250

The admirable fight against global poverty has a blind spot on democracy and human rights, which are both good in themselves and also the most well-proven and lasting path out of poverty. Experts in development have too often unintentionally provided a rationale for oppressive autocrats and unenlightened US foreign policy in poor countries.

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