William Easterly, acclaimed author and former economist at the World Bank, addresses the problems of extreme poverty and the West's failed attempts to help the poor. While recognising the energy and compassion behind the campaign to make poverty history he argues that grand plans and good intentions are a part of the problem not the solution.
From the author of the Samuel Johnson prize-shortlisted 'Return of a King', the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time.
This book explores how white people view cultural differences through a prism of privilege, and how this can impact personal and professional interactions. The book looks at the history of white privilege, the divisive effects it has on the world, and how organisations and individuals can practically respond to racism and white privilege.
Winner of the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, this book is about a journey undertaken by the author that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain.