Your Money or Your Life: The Tyranny of Global Finance

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In the last decade, neoliberal policies have created debt and global impoverishment on a massive scale. In this updated edition of his internationally recognized book, Eric Toussaint traces the origins and development of the crisis in global finance.

This new edition is fully updated with new statistics to account for new developments in global financial institutions like the World Bank and IMF. Your Money or Your Life is widely considered one of the clearest and best-documented...

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Overview

In the last decade, neoliberal policies have created debt and global impoverishment on a massive scale. In this updated edition of his internationally recognized book, Eric Toussaint traces the origins and development of the crisis in global finance.

This new edition is fully updated with new statistics to account for new developments in global financial institutions like the World Bank and IMF. Your Money or Your Life is widely considered one of the clearest and best-documented books on globalization available. Includes an extensive bibliography and notes.

Eric Toussaint is president of the Committee for the Cancellation of Third World Debt and is a fellow and frequent lecturer at the International Institute for Research and Education in Amsterdam.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931859189
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 475
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Toussaint is president of the Committee for Cancellation of Third World Debt and is a fellow and frequent lecturer at the International institute for Research and Education in Amsterdam.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 14
1 Globalization and the neoliberal offensive 31
2 The concentration of capital 60
3 Globalization and exclusion : the third world is marginalized and the triad gains strength 69
4 Global finance in crisis : the financial assets of industrial MNCs increase 85
5 Enron and Co. : the fiasco of the new US-style economy 95
6 Globalization and the growing debt burden 119
7 Retrospective on the debt crisis 127
8 The third world debt crisis of the 1980s and 1990s 137
9 Transfers from periphery to center, from labor to capital 148
10 The World Bank and the IMF : sixty years is enough! 188
11 The debt crisis and World Bank legitimacy 208
12 World Bank and IMF structural adjustment programs 222
13 The two phases of structural adjustment 227
14 Neoliberal ideology and politics : historical perspectives 254
15 The debt crisis at the start of the new century : Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa 270
16 Four case studies 292
Brazil 292
Argentina 313
Iraq 327
Rwanda 338
17 Asian storms : will those tamed dragons breathe fire once more? 345
18 The ups and downs of the World Bank/IMF/WTO trio 360
19 Ideas for alternatives 378
20 Another world is possible after all! 413
Chronology : the World Bank, the IMF, and the third world 435
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