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    Alternative Regionalisms News

    06 December 2008
    Article

    Alternative Regionalisms News (last updated in December 2008).

  2. Are African lions really roaring? The Latest Fibs From World Financiers

    Patrick Bond
    12 May 2011
    Article

    The recent wave of Afro-optimism boasting of economical and technological growth on the continent fails to stand up under closer scrutiny, veiling the harsh reality faced by Africans today.

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    How Badly Can the 'Experts' Ruin the Planet?

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    10 October 2008
    Article
    Look no further than the World Bank to see how many economic, social and environmental problems so-called experts can make worse.
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    Putting people before profits: opening speech for EA4

    Susan George
    27 May 2010
    Multi-media

    "The banks are ours!" Public money was used to bail out the banks, and now they are lending back to the public at interest, while governments ignore the social and environmental crises that confront society. It is time to demand real solutions that will work not only for the sake of the economy but for the lives and conditions of people on whom it depends.

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    No Consensus on the Washington Consensus

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    10 July 2009
    Article
    Today, just as faith in deregulated markets has evaporated in the nightmare on Wall Street, so too is the long reign of market fundamentalism ending in the development arena.
  6. Exorcising the Curse of Voodoo Economics

    David Sogge
    14 April 2014
    Article

    Reclaiming Development, a closely-argued critique of neoliberal economic policy, is debunking development orthodoxies at its best. Republished now, ten years after its first appearance, the book has lost none of its relevance for students and those trying to re-direct economic policies away from their financialized doom-loops.

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    Of capitalism, crisis, conversion & collapse: The Keynesian alternative

    Susan George
    14 September 2007
    Article
    The only feasible way out of the ecological crisis is a new, environmental Keynesianism, bringing together government, corporations and citizens. The problem is to convince politicians that ecological transformation and environmental practices can pay off politically, argues Susan George.
  8. Occupy Wall Street: New politics and new milestones

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 November 2011
    Article

    The occupy movement has achieved an incredible and much-needed shake-up of a long-standing political stasis in the US and elsewhere, but it is crucial now to highlight the connection between failed foreign policy, bloated military spending and illegal wars, and the economic crisis at home.

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    The WTO Doha round and EPAs in an era of crisis

    23 September 2010
    Article

    The language contained in agreements being negotiated by the EU through the WTO with their southern counterparts often deliberately diguises real political goals, obscuring the negative economic implications for those countries of the neoliberal agenda.

  10. The World Bank's Africa Strategy

    Patrick Bond
    08 June 2011
    Article

    Whose interest does the ten-year Strategy document for Africa actually serve? The World Bank has shown little insight into the real problems Africa faces, focusing instead on ineffective policies, support for repressive regimes and projects that are known to have failed.

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    Why fighting corruption is not enough

    Walden Bello
    23 March 2010
    Article

    Corruption is blamed by most Filipinos for its economic quagmire, but it has been neoliberal policies and clean-cut technocrats who have been most responsible for causing poverty.

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    Alternatives to the Current Global Trade System and Regime

    08 July 2010
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    The challenges facing policy makers, analysts and activists dedicated to formulating environmentally sound, social and economically sound trade policies demand that we redefine the role and purpose of trade altogether.

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    Field Guide to the Global Economy

    • John Cavanagh, Sarah Anderson, Thea Lee
    01 May 2005
    Book

    This fully updated and expanded second edition of The Field Guide to the Global Economy presents the latest facts to help make sense of the rapidly changing international economy.

  14. The great divide: exposing the Davos class behind global economic inequality

    02 June 2014
    Article

    Davos, perhaps more than any other gathering, epitomises the way political power and global governance have in recent decades been entrenched into a small corporate elite. This elite have succeeded not only in capturing our economy, but also our politics, and increasingly our culture and society too.

     
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    Implications of EPA/FTAs against developmental regional integration in Africa

    22 September 2010
    Article

    Why the EU's so-called "Economic Partnership Agreements" and free trade policies will have exactly the opposite effect of development on Least Developed Countries' economies.

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    World Bank should not be solving food crisis

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    14 October 2008
    Article
    The World Bank should not be in charge of solving the global food crisis. Its record should disqualify it from playing a leading role.
  17. World Bank Doesn't Belong at the Green Climate Fund's Drawing Table

    Janet Redman
    14 April 2011
    Article

    More than 90 environment, development, human rights, and anti-debt organizations from around the world want the Bank to have no say in setting up this key new tool for helping poor nations address climate change.

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    Susan George in BBC World Business Report

    05 December 2013
    In the media

    Political scientist and author on Third World poverty issues, Susan George gives us her thoughts on the prospects for a free trade deal at the WTO in Bali.

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    Is Corruption the Cause? The Poverty Trap

    Walden Bello
    11 May 2010
    Article

    The “corruption-causes-poverty” narrative has become a standard tool in the hegemonic discourse kit for leaders in some developing countries - where in fact, Waldon Bello argues, it is neoliberal economic policies that are really to blame for poverty. Thailand’s “Red Shirts” are not, however, being distracted by the “corruption” line the World Bank and IMF are pushing, choosing instead to keep their eyes on the prize - the real answer to poverty - replacing neoliberalism with pro-people economic policies.

  20. Book Review of “Whose Crisis, Whose Future?” by Susan George

    Claudio Schuftan
    17 March 2011
    In the media

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