The Economics of Killing: How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World
by Vijay Mehta
Pluto Press, 2012
Paper: 978-0-7453-3224-6 | Cloth: 978-0-7453-3225-3
Library of Congress Classification HC59.7.M4273 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.90091724


Globalisation has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence, militarism and inequality. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalisation, has created a deadly cycle of violence.

In this groundbreaking work, Vijay Mehta shows how attempts at peaceful national development are routinely blocked by Western powers. He locates the 2008 financial crisis in US attempts to block China's model of development. He shows how Europe and the US conspire with regional dictators to prevent countries from developing advanced industries, and how this system has fed terrorism.

Mehta argues that a different world is possible, based on policies of disarmament, demilitarisation and sustainable development. This original and thought-provoking book will be of great interest to anyone concerned about the consequences of endless war fuelled by the West.

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