Lords of Poverty: The Free-wheeling Lifestyles, Power, Prestige and Corruption of the Multi-billion Dollar Aid Business

Macmillan London, 1989 - 234 ˹
A critical study of the aid industry that is currently channelling $50,000 million a year into the Third World. Graham Hancock argues that this multi-billion dollar "aid" has financed monstrous projects that, at vast expense, have devastated the environment and ruined lives.


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LibraryThing Review

Ԩóҡ  - ElizabethPisani - LibraryThing

The Lords of Poverty is a classic despite itself. It covers a lot of interesting ground, and is full of good ammunition to aim at the folly of the world's misguided do-gooders. But a little more gentle irony and a lot less outraged hectoring would make the same point more enjoyably. ҹԴ繩Ѻ

Review: Lords of Poverty

Ԩóҡ  - Aaron Crossen - Goodreads

I'll finish this one day ҹԴ繩Ѻ

PART TWO Development Incorporated
PART THREE The Aristocracy of Mercy 77 PART THREE The Aristocracy of Mercy
PART FIVE Winners and Losers

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Author and journalist Graham Hancock was an East African correspondent for the Economist and covered the Ogaden war between Somalia and Ethiopia for the London Sunday Times. Hancock has written a number of books, among them African Ark: Peoples of the Horn, Lords of Poverty, (which earned an honorable mention for the H.L. Mencken Award for outstanding book of journalism in 1990), Journey Through Pakistan, and the international bestseller The Sign and the Seal, which documents Hancock's real-life quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant. Also the author of the top bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock has appeared on television with Michael Palin in his Pole to Pole series. He has also made appearances on the BBC, CNN, and the National Geographic's Explorer series to discuss stories related to his book The Sign and the Seal.