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Dambisa Moyo received an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA in finance from American University, an MPA from Harvard University, and a PhD in economics from Oxford University. She was a consultant for the World Bank and an investment banker specializing in emerging markets at Goldman visa mer Sachs. She has written several books including Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead, and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications including the Financial Times, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2009, she was named by Time as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and was named to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum. In 2012 his title Winner Take All China's Push for Resources and What It Means for the World made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Zambia (birth)
Lusaka, Zambia
American University (BS)
Harvard University (MA)
Oxford University (PhD|Economics)
World Bank
Goldman Sachs
Kort biografi
Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.
She is the author of the New York Times Bestsellers “Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa”, ”How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices Ahead” and ”Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World”.
Ms. Moyo was named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, and was named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times, the Economist Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
She completed a doctorate in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C..



Thoughts on Dead Aid? i All Books Africa (maj 2010)


Finally! A book written about Africa by an African woman. This is an excellent book for anyone who is interested in international development, development aid, and nonprofits. Moyo examines the role these play and the global institutions who on the surface seem to have great intentions yet the implications of their good will can frequently do more harm than good.

If you're looking for a critical and knowledgable book about our global aid system, this is an incredibly insightful read written by a brilliant African author.… (mer)
ChelCreads | 24 andra recensioner | Apr 6, 2020 |
Hard to argue with anything about this book. Author clearly has domain knowledge and the solutions make sense. In fact it could have even been a smaller book without losing anything important. Still well worth the read.
Skybalon | 24 andra recensioner | Mar 19, 2020 |
Dambias Moyo is touted as a fresh and important new voice in economics. The Edge of Chaos, her analysis of the global economy and democracy, plus her ten recommendations to fix it all, does not affirm that reputation. It is superficial, naïve and unimpressive. On the other hand, if you know very little about the state of the world, it is a very helpful overview.

The book is chock full of statistics. Moyo summarizes every major economy with them. Then she keeps telling readers that it puts the countries involved on the edge of chaos, which is clearly not the case.

She writes about infrastructure in the USA putting the country on edge of chaos. I remember (and still have) a fat 1970 issue of Business Week saying the same thing. At the time, it would have taken an impossible $50 billion to fix the crumbling bridges, roads, ports, trains and airports that were sending the country to the edge of chaos. Today, the bill is a trillion, which interestingly is not an impossible number. And rather than all the many reasons she gives for that money being unavailable, the simple truth is if the USA hadn’t invaded Iraq for no reason, it would have all the money it needs today to fix all those things.

Moyo leaps from facts to conclusions with abandon. As I read, I kept thinking things like – but that’s not the reason…. this has nothing to do with that… correlation is not causation…. that’s not why this is happening… we’ve known the real reason for that for decades…

Globalization isn’t working at its optimum because it isn’t real globalization. Free trade is anything but free trade. Treaties are a thousand pages long, with carve-outs, exceptions and workarounds that make them a fraud. Globalization is shrinking under its own pointless baggage, not because it is a failing strategy.

Sadly, her answer to every economic situation is growth, the more the better. We can grow our way out of any problem. This is so grossly naïve and wrong, it should be coming from Donald Trump, not Moyo.

Her prescriptions for saving democracy are similarly superficial, old hat, and impossible. A country that can’t escape the Electoral College is not about to implement weighted voting. In deploring the descent of voter participation, she does not account for the simple fact that voters are offered no quality choices. And she certainly has no scope to examine the fact the two party system prevents quality candidates from even bothering. They are much better off avoiding the swamp and influencing those who choose to be there. If citizens had to serve, if terms were unique, if representatives were elected by issue instead of party, things would be different. Capping expenditures, fining nonvoters and all the other usual patches she proposes will fix nothing.

And despite it all, we stumble on, reducing poverty, improving lives, and by the way, somehow avoiding chaos.

David Wineberg
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DavidWineberg | Apr 13, 2018 |
"Dai un pesce a un uomo e lo nutrirai per un giorno; insegnagli a pescare e lo nutrirai per tutta la vita." Lo ha detto Confucio qualche millennio fa. E, infatti, l'autrice di questo interessante e documentato libro lo conferma. Ecco cosa dice dei Cinesi e di cosa hanno fatto, o stanno facendo in Africa:

"Ma invece di conquistare l’Africa con la canna del fucile, la Cina sta usando la leva del denaro. Secondo le sue stesse statistiche, a fronte dei 20 milioni di dollari investiti in Africa nel 1975, nel 2004 ne ha investiti 900, sui 15 miliardi complessivi ricevuti dal continente. Strade in Etiopia, oleodotti in Sudan, ferrovie in Nigeria, energia elettrica in Ghana… sono solo una parte del fiume di progetti miliardari con cui la Cina ha inondato l’Africa negli ultimi cinque anni, e ognuno è parte di un piano ben orchestrato ...".

Poi ancora: "L’errore compiuto dall’Occidente è stato dare qualcosa in cambio di nulla. Il segreto del successo della Cina è che la sua penetrazione in Africa è solo affaristica. L’Occidente ha mandato aiuti in Africa e in definitiva non si è curato del risultato; questo ha creato una cricca d’élite che ha escluso dalla ricchezza la maggioranza della popolazione causando instabilità politica. La Cina, all’opposto, manda in Africa denaro e in cambio pretende di guadagnare; grazie a questo atteggiamento, gli africani ...".

Non c'è bisogno di aggiungere altro. Il nostro "umanismo-mielismo-pietismo" uccide l'Africa e gli africani. Ma questo non lo si può dire perchè non è "politicamente corretto", specialmente dalle parti del ... Vaticano. Non aggiungo altro.
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AntonioGallo | 24 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2017 |



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