DC event: Book forum on The Tyranny of Experts

Presented by the Cato Institute

Featuring the author William Easterly, Professor of Economics, New York University
When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 4 pm with reception to follow
Where: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Tyranny of Experts
Book cover

The technocratic approach to ending global poverty favored by development experts often strengthens authoritarian governments and neglects or undermines the preferences and personal choices of poor people.

William Easterly will explain why a different branch of economics emerged for poor countries and how it has served the interests of decisionmakers in powerful countries, political leaders in poor countries, and humanitarians in rich countries. Join us to hear Professor Easterly make a case in favor of liberty that has so far been disregarded by the experts: poverty can only be ended and development sustained by respecting the individual rights of the world’s poor.

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