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Postcard From ... Singapore
Development Muzak plays again in Singapore at annual meetings.
A shuffling of the Fund's voting shares slashed Africa's already minimal decision-making power. While unfair, the move is just a symptom of what's wrong with the IMF.
On the eve of their summit in Singapore, the World Bank and IMF are in serious trouble, from a democratic deficit to a serious economic shortfall. Columnist Walden Bello writes about the event he was banned from attending.
Accord wont help abused guest workers.
This op-ed ran in the Baltimore Sun on June 30, 2006.
This op-ed ran in the Los Angeles Times on June 26, 2006.
This op-ed appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on June 11, 2006.
The World Bank backed down in a dispute that illustrates what's wrong with lending to poor nations for oil and gas production.
Much more work remains to be done to eliminate unjust debts that stifle countries in the developing world.