Author: Utsa PatnaikPublisher: Three EssaysYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 232ISBN/UPC (if available): 818878933X
Utsa patnaik’s book is as much a comment on the state of economics as a discipline today, as on the economic policies that are ruining the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the Third World. The unifying theme of her essays is the impact on the Third world of the new imperialism in the present era, which takes the form of deflationary neo-liberal ‘economic reforms’, a thrust towards free trade and subservient agriculture. She shows how these policies are causing unprecedented rural distress and universal hunger in the developing countries including India. Here is a voice of sanity, conscience and true scholarship.
INTRODUTIONThe Ideology of OverpopulationThe Costs of Free TradeThe Economic and Demographic Collapse in RussiaThe Loss of Food security in sub- Saharan AfricaAsia Must Starve to Feed the WestPeasant Resistance to GlobalisationMass Income Deflation, Burgeoning FoodstocksFoodstocks and HungerThe Republic of HungerTheorising Food Security and Poverty In the Era of Economic ReformsIt is Time for Kumbhakarna to Wake UpAgrarian crisis under Neo- Imperialism an the Importance of Peasant Resistance