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Issue On Debt

Issue 312

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 Issue 312 / May 1999

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Drop the debt

Contents

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Editor's letter

The dictatorship of debt
David Ransom
questions who owes whom - and for what.

Debtspeak
A dictionary of debt.

Under the volcano
Nicaragua may have been flattened by Hurricane Mitch, says
Tim Gaynor. But not half so much as by 'structural adjustment'.

Double dealing
Or how to fix the rules of high finance.
Ellen Frank explains.

Two-faced copper
Paying for the falling world price of copper.
Chris Holt reports from Lusaka and London.

DEBT - THE FACTS

Simple life
George Fisher
profiles Jeremy Hare,
a modern consumer whose world slowly slides into financial chaos.

Scrap metal jacket
Why Vietnam gets no benefit from one useful legacy of the US military machine.
By Michael Chossudovsky.

Take the hit!
If you're greedy enough to float loans to dictators and despots
you should accept the consequences, argues Joe Hanlon.

The Marshalltezuma Plan
Cuaicaipuro Cuautemoc
launches a rescue package to save Europe from itself.

Debts to history
How governments borrow to wage war.

Starting from scratch
The origins of the Jubilee idea explored by John Mihevc.

Break the chains
Ann Pettifor
proposes a Debt Review Body to redress the imbalance between debtors and creditors.

Action and Worth Reading... on Debt

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Letters
Letter from Mongolia
Update

Reviews:
plus Walter Salles classic
NI Crossword
The NI Interview with Kim Soon-duk
Country profile: Algeria

FRONT COVER AND MAGAZINE DESIGNED BY ANDREW KOKOTKA.
ONLINE MAGAZINE MAINTAINED BY SIMON, Simon Loffler.

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