by John Kenneth Galbraith
Power rarely spreads itself around. This issue of NI considers the impact of the few who rule so many.
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Power rarely spreads itself around. Issue editor Bob Hawkins considers the impact of the few who rule so many.
Peter Adamson examines the Old and New Testaments of world development.
Americans who think they live in a classless society are kidding themselves, argues Richard Kazis.
Ashok Mitra fires a salvo at the Third World’s own brand of exploiters.
Betsy Hartmann examines rural elitism in northwest Bangladesh.
Latin American dictators and Thomas Hobbes had much in common, suggests Peter Woodruff.
Denis Shoesmith says the 1980s are going to be dangerous years in the Philippines.
Words of the Brazilian poor prove the hollowness of elitist claims about the ‘stupidity of the masses’. From Mary Ireland interviews.
Dudley Seers shows us a letter from a development freeloader.
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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