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Poster - Health, Education vs. Arms

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The art of development

A New Internationalist round-up of development issues in the 1970s.

Where the third World is First

Anuradha Vittachi on what the developing world has to teach.

The Hundred Hour Week

A report on women and world development in the 1980s

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Diary of a Decade

by Dexter Tiranti

Billion dollar Drain

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A Spoonful of Sugar

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The Unwashed

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1970s: the decade that limped

Peter Adamson on why we’ve been trying the wrong key in the development lock.

India in Africa

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Keep this page for ten years

Ten predictions for the 1980s.

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Changing the structure

Interviews with Gamani Corea and Mahbub ul Haq

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The Marcos Syndrome

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It's been half bricks, half rocks

Talking to the poor in three continents.

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10 economic myths

Does repeating a thing make it true? The followers of mainstream economic dogma must surely think ‘Yes’. After the financial crash of 2008 and the malaise ever since, they haven’t changed their tune much. Their prescriptions don’t work but the patients – you or me – are still being dosed with ‘freemarket’ medicine. We’ve worked on this edition in the spirit of providing something of an antidote. The economic bottom line is inevitable, say the powers that be. Just the way things are. Well, we – and an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists and fed-up-to-the-back-teeth members of the general public – say, ‘No’. These cherished myths are causing real harm and we need to ditch them.

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