By Kevin Danaher
Author Note: ahead by way of Amuradha Mittal
2nd version, revised and expanded
A veritable "Globalization for Dummies," 10 purposes to Abolish the IMF & global Banklays naked the commonest myths of globalization in a transparent and comprehensible way.Looking with desire to grassroots movement-building on an international scale, Danaher offers ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and global financial institution and changing them with democratic associations that will make the worldwide financial system extra dependable to an educated and lively citizenry.
Conceived as an attempt to teach the general public approximately how foreign associations of "free trade" are widening the distance among the wealthy and terrible globally, Danaher finds how the lending regulations of the IMF and the realm financial institution fail to learn 3rd global peoples, and in its place line the wallet of undemocratic rulers and western businesses whereas threatening neighborhood democracies and forcing cuts to social programs.
Through anecdotes, research, and leading edge rules, Danaher argues that the IMF and the realm financial institution undermine our most elementary democratic values, and demands reframing the phrases on which overseas monetary associations are operated utilizing the rules of environmental sustainability, social justice, and human rights.
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10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank (2nd Edition) (Open Media Series, Volume 7) by Kevin Danaher