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.
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PHOTO ESSAY: For Eritrean migrants, there is more dignity in death
The recent Saudi clampdown on migrant workers has brought campaigners onto the streets. Chris Matthews was with some of them in London.
Jamie Kelsey-Fry reflects on the movement that has united people around the world.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara argues that we can all improve our wellbeing through traditional medicine and by slowing down.
Ken Loach: why I support a cultural boycott of Israel
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