The new hard-hitting documentary, The Big Sellout, challenges current economic orthodoxy in contending that the dogmatic claims of the international business establishment for neo-liberal development policies are not supported by modern economic science. More importantly, it dramatically demonstrates how the implementation of these policies is having disastrous consequences for millions of ordinary people around the globe. Written by
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[Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz is winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2001
I once made a comparison between certain aspects of the way economic policy is done and modern warfare. Modern warfare has tried to de-humanize, to take out the sympathetic element. So you drop bombs from 15,000 feet; you don't know who they are landing on, you don't see the damage. You are flying very high up, and it's almost like a video game. You talk about "body counts" - de-humanizing the whole process. ...