Unholy trinity

the IMF, World Bank, and the World Trade Organization

By Peet, Richard

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978-1-84277-073-3
Publisher
New York, NY : Zed Books, 2003.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on November 15, 2003

Geography professor Peet explores the institutional histories of the three pillars of the global financial order, from their circumscribed beginnings at the post-war Bretton Woods Conference to their increasingly central role in many Third World economies in this detailed critique. As the IMF and World Bank condition their loans on far-reaching and draconian"structural adjustment" programs, and the WTO acts as an unelected, super-government passing judgment on environmental regulations, labor standards and other supposed impediments to trade, Peet argues, these undemocratic organizations assert unpr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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