10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank
A veritable "Globalization for Dummies," 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Banklays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way.Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing them with democratic institutions that would make the...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published December 4th 2001 by Seven Stories Press
(first published December 2001)
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Frequent use of the word "elites" gives this short book/pamphlet a definite conspiracy-theorist flavor. Which doesn't render this book worthless, but I feel it needs to be noted. Most of what Danaher asserts seems well-supported and feasible, but if you're craving books with a "nobly even-handed" perspective (Krugman's phrase; and see also), maybe skip this. It's wholeheartedly and unsubtly aligned with values of grassroots democracy, local sovereignty, anticorporatocracy, anticapitalism, etc. D...more
yah ini memang pamflet. Ditulis dengan gaya pamflet agar kalian yang tidak sadar bahwa IMF dan WB adalah rampok segera terbangun dari ilusi yang mereka ciptakan. Pasar bebas, globalisasi, privatisasi adalah imperialisme dunia pertama kepada dunia ke tiga. Mereka tidak pernah mengentaskan kemiskinan, malah memperdalam jurang ketimpangan. Setelah hutan habis, sungai diracuni dan tanah diaspal kata kaum indian di amerika utara, mereka baru sadar bahwa uang tidak bisa dimakan.
This reads more like a $1 pamphlet available at activist conferences than a thorough critique of the world's leading financial institutions. Many of Danaher's conclusions are solid, but his reasoning is overly simplistic and does not do justice to the many problems that persist in the hands of the IMF and WB. I suppose a book promising 10 reasons for anything in the title should be taken with a skeptical eye in terms of quality.