Timmy ElsewhereMay 19, 2008 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere2 CommentsThe ASI. Why does the man who proved that bottom up development works now advocate a top down solution? previousReplacing ViagranextTimmy Elsewhere 2 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere” john b May 19, 2008 at 10:27 am At a guess – because while he understands that bottom-up development is the only way to bring long-term prosperity, he also understands that when there is an actual crisis and poor people are actually starving, giving them actual food makes them actually not die. And that’s true even though a major contributor to the crisis has been the lack of bottom-up development. Look at it this way: the best way to avoid getting sick is to eat a healthy diet and take regular exercise, not to dose yourself up on pre-emptive antibiotics. But that doesn’t mean that if someone gets TB, we should solely prescribe them oranges and jogging… Kit May 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm Maybe there are better perks recommending “top down solutions”: conferences in Bali and the Caribbean, generous research grants, and hanging out with world leaders and celebrities. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.