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Summary table of views in development economics

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* Why are poor people poor?
* Do the poor get poorer?
More factors for growth (quoted from Aghion and Howitt, ''The Economics of Growth''): "Why have other poor countries not also joined the convergence club? Is this due to poor geographical conditions? Or to the absence of institutions to protect private investments and entrepreneurship? Or to the inability of poor countries to attract credit, diversify risk, or finance infrastructure? Or to insufficient human capital?"
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| Large emphasis{{refopen}}<ref>From ''{{w|Poor Economics}}'': "Jeffrey Sachs, adviser to the United Nations, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York City, and one such expert, has an answer to all these questions: Poor countries are poor because they are hot, infertile, malaria infested, often landlocked; this makes it hard for them to be productive without an initial large investment to help them deal with these endemic problems. But they cannot pay for the investments precisely because they are poor—they are in what economists call a 'poverty trap.' Until something is done about these problems, neither free markets nor democracy will do very much for them."{{refclose}}</ref>
| {{w|William Easterly}} || ''{{w|The Elusive Quest for Growth}}'' (2001), ''{{w|The White Man's Burden}}'' ||
| {{w|Bryan Caplan}}
| EconLog, forthcoming book on poverty{{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Outline for Poverty: Who To Blame |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=June 27, 2016 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}</ref>| Natalist,{{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=A Cursory Rejection of Anti-Natalism |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=December 7, 2011 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}} </ref> nonchalant about overpopulation,{{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=The Julian Simon Club |date=December 9, 2011 |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}} </ref> advocates having more kids{{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |first=John |last=Salvatier |title=Review: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids |date=May 29, 2012 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:LessWrong|LessWrong]]}}{{refclose}}</ref>
| Anarcho-capitalist
| Distinguishes between those who deserve to be poor and those who don't, with higher priority to help the latter; in general there is no obligation to help, and it is unjustified to force a stranger to help someone (unless the benefits heavily outweigh the costs, which is difficult to show in an uncertain world){{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Poverty: The Stages of Blame |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=March 5, 2014 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}{{refopen}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Poverty: The Stages of Blame Applied |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=March 6, 2014 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}{{refopen}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Conscientiousness and Poverty: African Edition |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=May 24, 2010 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}{{refopen}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Caplan-Smith GMU Debate: "How Deserving Are the Poor?" |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=January 26, 2012 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}{{refopen}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=EconLog Book Club: For a New Liberty, Chapter 8 |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=March 17, 2009 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}{{refopen}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=How Far Does the Five-Organ Hypothetical Get Us? |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=August 3, 2010 |accessdate=September 10, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}</ref>| Advocates open borders{{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Bryan Caplan |date=September 13, 2015 |publisher=Open Borders: The Case |accessdate=September 9, 2017}}{{refclose}}</ref>| IQ realist,{{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=IQ With Conscience |date=April 18, 2017 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}{{refopen}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Against High-IQ Misanthropy |date=September 15, 2010 |accessdate=September 9, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}} </ref> but unclear how this translates to views on growth?
| {{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Thumbs Up for Portfolios of the Poor |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=June 1, 2009 |accessdate=September 10, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}{{refopen}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Against Growth Agnosticism |first=Bryan |last=Caplan |date=June 26, 2009 |accessdate=September 10, 2017 |publisher=[[wikipedia:EconLog|EconLog]]}}{{refclose}}</ref>
| {{w|Garett Jones}} || ''Hive Mind'' (2015) ||
| {{w|Dambisa Moyo}} || ''Dead Aid'' (2009) ||
| {{w|Chris Blattman}} || || || {{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |author=Chris Blattman |title=Seeing like an anarchist |publisher=Chris Blattman |date=November 29, 2012 |accessdate=September 9, 2017}}{{refclose}} </ref> ||
| {{w|Michael Kremer}} ||
| {{w|GiveWell}}
| ''The GiveWell Blog''{{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=The lack of controversy over well-targeted aid |first=Holden |last=Karnofsky |website=The GiveWell Blog |publisher=[[wikipedia:GiveWell|GiveWell]] |date=July 26, 2016 |accessdate=September 9, 2017}}{{refclose}}</ref>| {{refopen}}<ref>{{cite web |url= |first=Ajeya |last=Cotra |title=AMF and Population Ethics |website=The GiveWell Blog |publisher=[[wikipedia:GiveWell|GiveWell]] |date=February 23, 2017 |accessdate=September 9, 2017}}{{refclose}}</ref>
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