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End of February 2008 Former chief economist of
the World Bank Joseph Stiglitz condemned the organisation for failing poor
Greg Palast spoke to Jospeh Stiglitz and then president of
the World Bank Joseph Wolfensohn to assess claims of corruption.
BROADCAST 27 APRIL 2001
NEWS | Greg Palast | World Bank 'fails poor' says Stiglitz - FIRST BROADCAST 27
IMF and World Bank meet in Washington - Greg Palast reports
for BBC Television's Newsnight.
Three weeks ago James Wolfensohn, President
of the World Bank, was supposed to appear on CNN, and he told CNN that if I
showed up and they put me on the air he would not appear; he would remove all
tapes of his interviews if Greg Palast were allowed on the air. And CNN did the
courageous thing and yanked me out of the studio. Now we're going to find out
Joseph Stiglitz(fmr chief economist World
Creating Poverty: World Bank's Latest Passion
World Bank has strange ways of eradicating poverty. Considering that
sustainable agriculture is the established link to poverty eradication, the
World Bank/IMF forced developing countries to shift from staple foods (crucial
for food security needs) to cash crops that meet the luxury requirement of the
By: Devinder Sharma ~ STWR
In tune with the
world's latest fad, the World Bank prominently displays a slogan in its
Washington DC office: 'The purpose of the World Bank is to fight poverty with
passion'. In fact, such has been the global effort to eliminate poverty and
resulting hunger that over the past 25 years, despite every international
treaty and agreement swearing in the name of poor and downtrodden, the number
of absolute poor continues to grow unabated. World Bank is no
If statements and slogans could translate into action against
poverty and hunger, the world would have emerged from the glaring inequalities
long ago. Poverty could have been easily eclipsed from the face of the globe.
Even the World Bank has very conveniently used the emotive appeal of fighting
hunger to push in reality the commercial interests of the private
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