Dark Victory : The United States and Global Poverty

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-02-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Incisive and uncompromising, Dark Victory tears through government obfuscation and academic rationalization to reveal how corporate interests are transplanted into policy through a free-market ideology shared by dominant economic, political, and cultural actors.

Author Biography

Bill Rau is a former director of Bread for the World Institute.

Table of Contents

About the Author and his Associates
About Food First
List of Acronyms
Introduction: the Great Reversalp. 1
Challenge from the Southp. 7
Liberalism and Containmentp. 10
Reaganism and Rollbackp. 18
Adjustment: the Recordp. 32
Adjustment: the Costsp. 51
Adjustment: the Outcomep. 67
Resubordinating the NICsp. 72
Adjusting Americap. 86
Dark Victoryp. 105
The Battle for the 21st Centuryp. 111
Epilogue: The Asian Economic Implosionp. 116
Notes and Referencesp. 128
IMF and World Bank Stabilization and Structural Adjustment Loans, 1980-1991p. 143
Rates of Poverty and Indigence in Selected Latin American Countriesp. 146
External Accounts of Selected Third World Countries, 1982 and 1991p. 147
Voluntary Export Restraints and Related Measures Imposed by the US, 1980-1991p. 148
Shares of US Family Income Going to Various Fifths, and to Top 5% 1973-1991p. 150
Changes in Distribution of US Net Worth, 1962-1989p. 150
Glossaryp. 151
Selected Readingsp. 155
Indexp. 157
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