Exposé of the all-powerful organisations that control our lives by former Chief Economist of the World Bank. Now he speaks out against it: how the IMF and WTO preach fair trade yet impose crippling economic policies on developing nations; how free market ‘shock therapy’ made millions in East Asia and Russia worse off than they were before; and how the West has driven the global agenda to further its own financial interests.
Why has the gap between the poor and the super-rich become such a gulf in the past few decades? Why are so many so disillusioned with the political system? Have we moved from democracy to plutocracy, and can anything be done? (The Conscience of a Liberal)
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time: Jeffrey Sachs: To be honest I didn't really enjoy this book. Jeffrey is no doubt a powerhouse in International Development and policy but sees a future that relies very heavily on aid.
Globalization has affected what we eat in ways we are only beginning to understand. This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about their health and what they eat — or how the world is run today.