The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

From one of the world s best known development economists an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West s efforts to improve the lot of the so called developing worldIn his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Winner of the 2011 Financial Times Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year Award Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world s poor But much of their work is based on assumptions that are untested generalizations at

Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

In the past fifty years, than 1 trillion in development related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans No In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse much

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era s most pervasive human rights violation the oppression of women and girls in the developing world With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

This powerful and inspiring book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing a bona fide visionary His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans Grameen

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor

Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life and death in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

The inspiring account of one man s campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti American reaches of Asia In April 2011, the CBS documentary 60 Minutes called into question Greg Mortenson s work The program alleged several inaccuracies in Three Cups of Tea, and its sequel,

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine Is it culture, the weather, geography Perhaps ignorance of what the

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

For the first 5,000 copies of The Blue Sweater purchased, a 15 donation per book will be made to Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that invests in transformative businesses to solve the problems of poverty The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to

Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day

Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less If you ve never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children How would you handle emergencies and old age Every day,

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

From the ethicist the New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher, a new way of thinking about living ethically Peter Singer s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which