The Lie of Global Prosperity: How Neoliberals Distort Data to Mask Poverty and Exploitation
120 pp, $21 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-765-0
By Seth Donnelly
Reviewed by Eve Ottenberg
“Neoliberals love to quote the World Bank’s rosy statistics about capitalism lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty. Unfortunately, those statistics are skewed and manipulated to the point of outright prevarication, as Seth Donnelly demonstrates in his book, The Lie of Global Prosperity. He quotes a breathless World Bank press release, ‘soon 90 percent of the world’s population will live on $1.90 a day or more’…”
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