Views And Reviews

Mortgaging the Earth

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 20 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:548
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    Bruce Rich Earthscan, £14.95, pp 376 ISBN 1-85383-221-8

    This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, two of the century's quintessential institutions, founded at Bretton Woods in New Hampshire in 1944 in the wake of economic collapse during the second world war. Their aim was to encourage global economic growth, smooth out financial fluctuations, and finance international relief. Bruch Rich of the US Environmental Defense Fund finds no cause for celebration. In Mortgaging the Earth he harshly criticises the social and environmental effects of many of the World Bank's projects and views this …

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