We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Friday, June 19, 2015
Laughs All Round as Lagarde Jokes That IMF Is Criminal Organization
This British ex-pat, who lives in Spain and writes with a pseudonym, resurrects a very timely and excellent article he wrote over two years ago castigating the IMF and exposing its crimes. Now we see its head Christine LaGarde joking about being the chief criminal in charge. Maybe she was really expressing more than a grain of truth. Read the article to find out.
I simply must find time to read economist Davison Budhoo's 1998 150 page resignation letter to the IMF.