Why Global Poverty?

The End of Poverty? Think Again!

Global poverty did not just happen: It began with military conquest, slavery, and colonization and persists in our own time as a result of unfair debt, trade, and tax policies, which the rich nations of the North have imposed on the nations of the global South——Latin America, Africa, and much of Asia. Even today, independent action by any nation of the global South may result in assassination of a leader or military intervention by the U.S. In other words, geopolitics is the primary cause of global poverty. 

This book shows how that system came into being. It begins with a description by the director of how “The End of Poverty?” was shot on location on four continents, interviewing over one hundred experts and poor people. A complete transcript of the film follows. Finally, over seventy full interviews——including Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson, Susan George, and Eric Toussaint——give an in-depth account of the methods of global economic domination.

Authors: Clifford W. Cobb, Philippe Diaz
Paperback 428 pp
ISBN: 9780911312942
RSF: R1294
2009 RSF

Related websites:
WHY GLOBAL POVERTY?, A Georgist Perspective on THE END OF POVERTY?

Link to the film:
THE END OF POVERTY?

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