WILLIAM EASTERLY is a renowned economist and best-selling author of the book ” The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten rights of the poor“.
In his latest interview with PBS talk show presenter Tavis Smiley, he makes his case for a radical rethinking of approaches to global development. He brought the case of Ethiopia and its late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as an example of an absolute dictator and calling him a serial human right abuser.
“Meles Zenawi was a tyrant who was not a promoter but a hurdle to development in Ethiopia. The late dictator killed demonstrators in the streets after rigged election, put journalists like Eskinder Nega behind bars. We should stop financing tyranny and repression”.
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