It just occured to me as I was scanning through the blog that I have not brought this heavily trailed IMF report to your attention - The Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Low-Income Countries. The interesting bits are in Appendix V.
Summary of the financial crisis:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/25/AR2009052501967.html?hpid=sec-business
This crisis started with Ronald Reagon, and his claim that "The 9 most terrfiying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help'". This is what happens when you elect an anti-government government. They sell off state assets to their corporate cronies, drive down wages and create an elite society, with wealth and opportunity limited to a tiny number of people, instead of creating a massive middle class.
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