Sunday, May 18, 2008

Health, Trade and Human Rights - Theodore H MacDonald

Just finished reading this excellent book by Theo Macdonald. Somehow he had passed me by until recently, but researching Cuban health care I kept coming across his name so I thought I ought to read what he has to say.

The book deals primarily with the structural adjustment programmes enforced by IMF / World Bank. These have had devastating consequences as market based solutions have been foisted on the developing world (effectively stopping them develop). He shows the economic, environmental and social devastation caused by these programmes.

MacDonald talks of three broad areas of solutions covering political alternatives, community organisation and environmental sustainability. He covers the Red and Green agendas well in his discussions.

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