10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank / Edition 2

10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank / Edition 2

by Kevin Danaher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1583226338

ISBN-13: 9781583226339

Pub. Date: 07/15/2004

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

A veritable "Globalization for Dummies," 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank lays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way. Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing them with democratic institutions that would

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A veritable "Globalization for Dummies," 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank lays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way. Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing them with democratic institutions that would make the global economy more accountable to an informed and active citizenry.
Conceived as an effort to educate the public about how international institutions of "free trade" are widening the gap between the rich and poor globally, Danaher reveals how the lending policies of the IMF and the World Bank fail to benefit Third World peoples, and instead line the pockets of undemocratic rulers and western corporations while threatening local democracies and forcing cuts to social programs.
Through anecdotes, analysis, and innovative ideas, Danaher argues that the IMF and the World Bank undermine our most basic democratic values, and calls for reframing the terms on which international economic institutions are operated using the principles of environmental sustainability, social justice, and human rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583226339
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Series:
Open Media
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.32(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Preface9
Foreword14
Introduction22
1Markets Create Inequality36
2Growth: The Modality of the Cancer Cell47
3Markets vs. Democracy52
4Redefining Corruption60
5Why No Success Story?66
6Giving Hypocrisy a Bad Name72
7The Market vs. Nature76
8Downsizing the American Dream83
9Spirituality vs. Money96
10People's Globalization to the Rescue101
Conclusion: Building the Movement for a Democratic Global Economy112
Resources126
About the Authors136

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