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Just Say What You Mean....

ID Number: 14674
Maker: Salam Khan; Public Interest Research Group; Progressive Printers
Technique: offset
Date Made: Date Unknown
Place Made: Asia & Oceania: India; Delhi
Measurements: 57.2 cm x 45.7 cm; 22 1/2 in x 18 in
Main Subject: India (Asia); Globalization & International Economics
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Just Say What You Mean.... Now Let's See Which One Of You Is Brighter! Define The Following Free Market Privatisation Deregulation Delicensing Subsidy Cuts Devaluation Liberalisation NGO Austerity Redeployment Austerity: What poor people get ('for their own good') from structural adjustment programme designed by the World Bank and the IMF staff over subsidised lunches. Market Friendly: Measures taken to make Third World Markets 'friendly' to First World traders and investors but not vice versa. Redeployment: The transfer of workers from one activity to no activity. Reinsertion: The process of welcoming a country back to the international financial community so it can be penetrated and then screwed again. Labour Market Rigidities: What minimum wage levels are called just before they are lowered. Stabilisation: What IMF doctors do to countries desperate for money so that the World Bank surgeons can adjust their internal organs. Those patients seeking a second opinion are placed on a starvation diet until they come to their senses. Trade Liberalisation: Sounds good, but it's part of the recolonisation process underway in the South. Used to be that this consisted mainly of opening one country to more (cheap) imports from another through the reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers. Nowadays, no liberalistion process is complete without the deregulation of foreign investment so that investors can better exploit cheap labour and natural resources to produce the markets back home. NGO: In World Bank parlance, this is non-governmental organisation that is 'reasonable' in its criticism of the World Bank and ready to help clean up the mess left by theBank and the IMF imposed adjustment programmes and disastrous large-scale projects. Known in French and Spanish as ONG (Only Nice Guys need apply).


Acquisition Number: 2000-125

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