Read_684 – How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries, Part 2 [Alex Gladstein]

“To give an example of what this might look like in a given year, in 2012 developing countries received $1.3 trillion, including all income, aid and investment. But that same year, more than $3.3 trillion flowed out. In other words, according to anthropologist Jason Hickel, “developing countries sent $2 trillion more to the rest of the world than they received.”
When all the flows were added up from 1960 to 2017, a grim truth emerged: $62 trillion was drained out of the developing world” – Alex Gladstein

Today we continue through Gladstein’s incredible exploration of the monetary damage and systems of monetary colonialism established through the parasitic practices of the IMF and World Bank. I promise its worse than you think it is, and at the end of this episode we will only be about halfway through it. Hold onto your butts, this gets crazy.

Listen to Part 1 if you haven’t yet, as we are jumping right into the middle of this read in today’s show. Also I edited and fixed the missing Guy’s Take from yesterday’s show, so if you haven’t, it might be a good addition to go back and revisit:

Mentioned in the show for further exploring how our monetary practices strip the US of its manufacturing & productive base, here is Farrington’s “Capital Strip Mine”:

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