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Dying for Growth : Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor

Dying for Growth : Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-1567511604

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ISBN13: 978-1567511604
ISBN10: 1567511600
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Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Common Courage Press
Published: 2000
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Dying for Growth : Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-1567511604

Jim Yong Kim, Alec Irwin and Joyce Eds. Millen

ISBN13: 978-1567511604
ISBN10: 1567511600
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Common Courage Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Myth: Throwing loans at developing nations will cure poverty.

Fact: As shown in "Sickness Amidst Recovery: Public Debt and Private Suffering in a Peruvian Shanty Town," loans can make things worse.

Myth: Getting rid of big government automatically improves the standard of living.

Fact: Cutting services can lead to calamity, as detailed in "Neoliberal Economic Policy, State Desertion and the Russian Health Crisis."

Myth: The free market is a panacea.

Fact: There's nothing liberating about modern capitalism, as demonstrated in "'Todo Bajo Control': The Costs of 'Free' Trade to Mexican Maquiladora Workers."

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to the Problem

Ch. 1. Introduction: What is Growing? Who is Dying?
Ch. 2. Getting a Grip on the Global Economy
Ch. 3. Terms Reconsidered: Decoding Development Discourse

Pt. II Growth Strategies, State Restructuring, and the Health of the Poor

Ch. 4. Hypocrisies of Development and the Health of the Haitian Poor
Ch. 5. Theoretical Therapies, Remote Remedies: SAPs and the Political Ecology of Poverty and Health in Africa
Ch. 6. Sickness Amidst Recovery: Public Debt and Private Suffering in Peru
Ch. 7. Neoliberal Economic Policy, "State Desertion," and the Russian Health Crisis

Pt. III Powerful Players, Harmful Consequences: Transnational Corporations, Inequality, and Health

Ch. 8. Dying for Growth, Part I: Transnational Corporations and the Health of the Poor
Ch. 9. Dying for Growth, Part II: The Political Influence of National and Transnational Corporations
Ch. 10. Tragedy Without End: The 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster
Ch. 11. Neoliberal Trade and Investment and the Health of Maquiladora Workers on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Pt. IV Illicit Growth: U.S. Drug Policy and Global Inequality

Ch. 12. The Drug War in Perspective

Pt. V Alternatives to the Agenda

Ch. 13. "The Threat of a Good Example": Health and Revolution in Cuba
Ch. 14. The Smoke and Mirrors of Health Reform in El Salvador: Community Health NGOs and the Not-So-Neoliberal State
Ch. 15. Conclusion: Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will
Ch. 16. Pragmatic Solidarity

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