Saturday, 23 February 2008
Easterly on Gates and aid
On February 15 at Bloomberg Radio, "Bloomberg on the Economy," host Tom Keene spoke for an hour with Dr. William Easterly (look down the page and you will find the interview). Easterly is professor of economics at New York University, and 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, and The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. Keene and Easterly talk about Easterly's assessment of Bill Gates's poverty-fighting strategy and Gate's "blind spot" in helping the poor. Professor Easterly discussed the achievements and challenges of global aid programs and U.S. donations under President Bush.