Life + Debt

I’ve tried to explain to people how the IMF and World Bank policies led to all those earthquake deaths in Haiti, but it’s probably easier to understand if you watch this documentary. Basically, we enslaved the nation with debt, destroyed their agrarian culture (which was working just fine) with targeted taxes and then pushed them into the cities, where we promised multinational corps they’d have a workforce for pennies a day. That’s why all those people were living in tin shacks when the earthquake struck:

2 Responses to Life + Debt

  1. lless March 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Then when they try to raise the minimum wage to sixty cents an hour, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton steps in to obtain an exemption for Hanes to pay thirty.

  2. someofparts March 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Didn’t the British do that to their own people back in the day? Looks like a pattern, doesn’t it.

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