[Marxism] Wolfowitz at the World Bank: Unilateral Policy on Ecuador and Pakistan

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Fri Aug 26 09:38:51 MDT 2005

A superb article on Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank is now on the  
homepage of MRZine.org: <http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/ 
anonymous250805.html>.  (The author has been a senior official in  
this field and must withhold his identity.)  Wolfowitz's first public  
actions at the World Bank -- unilaterally suspending a loan to  
Ecuador (two days after Ecuador announced its decision to rescind  
Occidental Petroleum's contract) and increasing lending to Pakistan,  
in violation of established WB procedures, in contradiction to  
recommendations of WB and IMF analysts (as well as country risk  
assessments of international financiers), and in transgression of the  
Concordat between the WB and the IMF -- clearly demonstrate  
Washington's determination to transform the WB into a direct tool of  
unilateral US policy (as opposed to multilateral elite interests),  
while ensuring that any country that happens to enjoy windfalls from  
higher oil prices (or anything else) will be giving them all up to  
creditors, rather than spending them on social needs.

Yoshie Furuhashi
* Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: <http://montages.blogspot.com/2005/07/mahmoud- 
ahmadinejads-face.html>;  <http://montages.blogspot.com/2005/07/chvez- 
congratulates-ahmadinejad.html>; <http://montages.blogspot.com/ 

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