Mortgaging the Earth: The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment, and the Crisis of Development

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Beacon Press, 1995 - Science - 376 pages
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The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment, and the Crisis of Development

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The degradation of the environment and the deepening of poverty in the Third World have been intertwined over the past 30 years. Rich argues that the top-down development approach pursued by the World ... Read full review

Contents

The Dwelling Place of the Angels
1
Decade of Debacles
25
Brave New World at Bretton Woods
49
The Faustian Paradox of Robert McNamara
81
Greens Lay Siege to the Crystal Palace
107
The Emperors New Clothes
148
The Castle of Contradictions
182
A Brief History
200
Who Shall Rule the Worldand How?
242
What on Earth Is to Be Done?
281
Notes
319
Index
363
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