From the Editors
Do not, under any circumstances, pick me. I am gratified by the widespread support that my non-nomination for World Bank president has received. My quest to help end poverty has led me to the ends of the Earth. My accomplishments speak for themselves, having successfully offended every official or interest group in any way connected to the World Bank, even the head of maintenance. I would not lead the World Bank by assembling an expert task force of my fellow social ...Keep Reading »
William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University (NYU) and Co-Director of the NYU Development Research Institute. He is also the author of The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, several other books, and dozens of peer-reviewed academic papers.
"The most ironic aspect of the Hebrew University’s call for an oral history conference is that the campus stands on expropriated land... Given oral history’s tradition of advocacy for the displaced, these facts should give scholars contemplating participation in the oral history conference pause for thought."click | email | tweet