The Resource Masters of illusion : the World Bank and the poverty of nations, Catherine Caufield

Masters of illusion : the World Bank and the poverty of nations, Catherine Caufield

Label
Masters of illusion : the World Bank and the poverty of nations
Title
Masters of illusion
Title remainder
the World Bank and the poverty of nations
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Caufield
Title variation
World Bank and the poverty of nations
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the story of good intentions gone wrong. It begins in 1945 with a pledge to end poverty through a newly created international banking institution. Staffed by the most talented economists from the best universities, the World Bank embarked on this task with the self-assurance only technicians isolated from reality can possess. Fifty years later, the gap between the rich and the underdeveloped nations is wider than ever, thanks in no small part to the measures taken by the World Bank. Its policies have destroyed indigenous economies and cultures, seriously damaged the environment and depleted scarce resources, propped up corrupt regimes, and pauperized the Third World
  • Working with primary materials, some in the public domain, some leaked to her privately, Catherine Caufield traces the history of this institution with insight and intelligence. Here are the people in power - and the powerless people they have manipulated - and here are the projects and policies that have so degraded our physical and social landscapes
Dewey number
332.1/532
Index
index present
LC call number
HC60
LC item number
.C345 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Masters of illusion : the World Bank and the poverty of nations, Catherine Caufield
Publication
Note
"A Marian Wood book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-403) and index
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Contents
Prologue: Not a Normal Bank -- 1. The Holiest River -- 2. Going Wild on Borrowing -- 3. A Better World -- 4. A New Brand of Magician -- 5. Talismans of Change -- 6. For God's Sake, Listen -- 7. McNamara's Ghosts -- 8. All Hold Hands and Jump -- 9. Billion-Dollar Pipelines -- 10. When People Find Out -- 11. Whispers at the Water Cooler -- 12. The New Maharajahs -- 13. Supremely Self-Confident -- 14. Enclaves of Experts -- 15. Cheap Theatrics -- 16. Sibling Rivalry -- 17. A Relationship Bank -- Epilogue: Fifty Glorious Years
Control code
000012802012
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xii, 432 p.
Isbn
9780805028751
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96016804
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.b1774023x
System control number
  • C01108447794
  • (OCoLC)34553508

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