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Paperback The No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty Book

ISBN: 1859845665

ISBN13: 9781859845660

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty

(Part of the No-Nonsense Guides Series)

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At the turn of the new millennium, the United Nations determined that world poverty would be halved by 2015. International agencies are all committed to "poverty abatement." The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have renamed their structural adjustment policies "poverty reduction strategies." But can this work? No, argues Jeremy Seabrook, not if we fail to understand the meaning of poverty. Drawing on testimonies from around the world,...

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Sobering

I don't know how objective the writing is, but the general picture of world poverty produced by this book makes it painfully important. Generation after generation the world's poor receive a lot of lip service but little if any substantive assistance. If anything, they are subjected to extremely repressive economic measures inflicted as a result of globalization, trade deals like NAFTA... Read this and Gore Vidal's "Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace". Makes you proud of America (not).
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