New Internationalist

Squeezing the south

The NI crashes the birthday party of the Bretton Woods Conference that laid the groundwork for the post-World War Two economy and set up the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. We offer a diagnosis of the infirmities of middle age and some irreverent suggestions for change.

July 1994, Issue 257

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A structural adjustment map of the world.
Heretic in Babylon
An interview with former World Bank economist Herman Daly.
Life and death in the free zone
Mark Fried dissects the pinstripe revolution in Latin America which has turned tin miners into street vendors.
Fast money
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