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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583226339
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Series: Open Media
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 4.98 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Global Exchange Co-Founder Kevin Danaher has been called the "Paul Revere of globalization's woes." Danaher has published articles in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The International Herald Tribune, Harvard Educational Review, The Nation, The Progressive, and many others.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 14
1 Markets create inequality 36
2 Growth : the modality of the cancer cell 47
3 Markets vs. democracy 52
4 Redefining corruption 60
5 Why no success story? 66
6 Giving hypocrisy a bad name 72
7 The market vs. nature 76
8 Downsizing the American dream 83
9 Spirituality vs. money 96
10 People's globalization to the rescue 101
Conclusion : building the movement for a democratic global economy 112
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