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New World Notes 139 - Haiti: The Shape of Things to Come?

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30-minute weekly radio program for November 2, 2010.

The people of the Third World are kept poor--by institutions of the "global North"--so that our very rich may become still richer. British journalist JOHANN HARI argues this case, using the recent history of Haiti as example. In a talk from the early 1990s, MICHAEL PARENTI concurs, offering examples from Haiti and several other countries.

I suggest that the Powers That Be are pushing the U.S.A in the same direction as Haiti. Comedians BOB AND RAY offer a comic look at an American business that has adopted an economic model like the Haitian one: The Great Lakes Paper Clip Company. (The sketch probably sounded funnier in 1960 than it does today.)

More details, photos, links, & other good stuff on the show's Web site: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com. Permanent link to the entry for this week's program: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/2010/10/haiti-shape-of-things-to-come.html.

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