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Democratizing the Global Economy: The Battle Against the World Bank and the IMF
     

Democratizing the Global Economy: The Battle Against the World Bank and the IMF

by Kevin Danaher
 

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For half a century the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank-two of the most powerful institutions on Earth-operated in near-total secrecy. Now, an international grassroots movement is exposing these elite operations to the uncomfortably bright light of public scrutiny.

Authors include:

* Robert Naiman on how IMF and World Bank policies

Overview

For half a century the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank-two of the most powerful institutions on Earth-operated in near-total secrecy. Now, an international grassroots movement is exposing these elite operations to the uncomfortably bright light of public scrutiny.

Authors include:

* Robert Naiman on how IMF and World Bank policies lower wages and encourage sweatshops;

* Carol Welch on how economic lending institutions are used for corporate welfare;

* Robert Weissman on how most debt relief programs have been little more than a PR stunt;

* Terry Allen on police brutality and recent government efforts to chill activism;

* Naomi Klein on how criticism of protestors' "lack of vision" has often missed the point;

* Fidel Castro on the need for poor nations to unite against corporate rule;

* Deborah James on twelve ways to democratize the global economy;

* and many, many more.

Editorial Reviews

Ably edited by Kevin Danaher, Democratizing The Global Economy: The Battle Against The World Bank & The IMF is a clarion call to action by grassroots activists seeking to expose two of the most powerful financial institutions in the world, The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Both of which work in near total secrecy, often to the detriment of ordinary people of the working class and citizens of third-world nations. Included among the contributors are Fidel Castro on the need for poor nations to unite against corporate rule; Carol Welch on how economic lending institutions are used for corporate welfare; Robert Weisman on how most debt relief programs have been little more than public relations distractions; Terry Allen on police brutality and recent government efforts to suppress activism; Naomi Klein on how criticism of protestors' alleged "lack of vision" has often been misleading; Deborah James on twelve effective ways to democratize the global economy; and many more articulate and experienced commentators. Democratizing The Global Economy is a much needed and very welcome contribution to personal and academic economic studies reading lists and reference collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567512083
Publisher:
Common Courage Press
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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