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Banking On Poverty: The Global Impact of the IMF and World Bank

Banking On Poverty: The Global Impact of the IMF and World Bank

Edited by Jill Torrie

Between The Lines, 1984, 336 pp.

Originating in a kind of counter-meeting to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank sessions in Toronto in 1982, a number of these short papers criticize these bodies for monetarism, supporting banks and business, and not doing enough about human rights. Other papers concern international monetary reform, the debt crisis, the problems of several developing countries (for which the Fund is sometimes blamed) and alternative Canadian policies. The writing is quite clear and crisp and the prevailing note is socialist.