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yet another reason why I love Andrew Leonard

March 31, 2009

The central narrative gambit of “The Quiet Coup” is simple: The United States is unwilling to take the same harsh medicine it would prescribe to a developing nation that exhibited the same critical problem: domination of the political process by self-interested economic elites. But there is more than a little irony involved with the fact that this advice is coming from a former IMF chief economist. A great many people on the left who are applauding Johnson seem to have forgotten just how critical the IMF was in spreading exactly the kind of economic policies that helped secure Wall Street’s absolute sway over global markets

via Simon Johnson’s crusade against the oligarchs of Wall Street – How the World Works – Salon.com.

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