'As this fine study demonstrates, lucidly and persuasively, the debt that is strangling much of the world is largely a "scam". In significant measure, it is an ideological fiction, devised in the service of wealth and power, with no legitimacy or moral force. With skill and precision, the authors unravel the layers of deceit and distortion that conceal the ugly reality, and provide an important tool for liberating the great mass of suffering people who are caught in these shackles. It is a very important achievement.'
'The authors try to explain how the debt has come about. In detail, the roles of various players are discussed, as well as the mesh in which the developing countries are now caught and possible ways of escaping it.'
Development and Environment