The Tyranny of Experts

I just got invited to the discussion of William Easterly's new book "The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and Forgotten Rights of the Poor" but unfortunately it's in New York, where I'm not. The book sounds extremely interesting so I wanted to share the information:

Global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right expert solutions.Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems while ignoring the political oppression that created them in the first place, accidentally colluding with autocrats who violate the rights of the poor.  The Tyranny of Experts traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing how development has long suppressed the vital debate on the individual rights of people in developing countries, the crucial debate on whether unchecked power for dictators is the problem and not the solution.