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And the money kept rolling in (and out) : Wall Street, the IMF, and the bankrupting of Argentina

Author: Paul Blustein
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the 1990s, few countries were more lionized than Argentina for its efforts to join the club of wealthy nations. Argentina's policies drew enthusiastic applause from the IMF, the World Bank, and Wall Street. But the club has a disturbing propensity to turn its back on arrivistes and cast them out. That was what happened in 2001, when Argentina suffered one of the most spectacular crashes in modern history. With
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Blustein, Paul.
And the money kept rolling in (and out).
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2005
(OCoLC)651778487
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Blustein
ISBN: 1586482459 9781586482459
OCLC Number: 56608486
Description: xxii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Up, up, and away --
Globalization's big bust --
"This may not be paradise" --
Who's afraid of the Molotov cocktail? --
Enronization --
Show me the money --
Robbing Pedro to pay Pablo --
Doubling a losing bet --
Regime change, ready or not --
A pit too deep --
Don't cry for them, Argentina --
Road to ruin.
Responsibility: Paul Blustein.

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"In the 1990s, few countries were more lionized than Argentina for its efforts to join the club of wealthy nations. Argentina's policies drew enthusiastic applause from the IMF, the World Bank, and Wall Street. But the club has a disturbing propensity to turn its back on arrivistes and cast them out. That was what happened in 2001, when Argentina suffered one of the most spectacular crashes in modern history. With it came appalling social and political chaos, a collapse of the peso, and a wrenching downturn that threw millions into poverty and left nearly one-quarter of the workforce unemployed."

"Paul Blustein gets right inside Argentina's rise and fall in a dramatic account based on hundreds of interviews with top policymakers and financial market players as well as reams of internal documents. He shows how the IMF turned a blind eye to the vulnerabilities of its star pupil, and exposes the conduct of global financial market players in Argentina as redolent of the scandals - like those at Enron, WorldCom and Global Crossing - that rocked Wall Street in recent years. By going behind the scenes of Argentina's debacle, Blustein shows how sadly elusive the path of hope and progress remains to the great bulk of humanity still mired in poverty and underdevelopment."--Jacket.

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