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.
The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?
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