10 Export credit agencies have quietly become some of the biggest anddirtiest players in the EHM game, financing arms sales, nuclear powerplants, and environmental disasters.

Exporting Destruction

Bruce Rich

Imagine the following fantasy set in a dystopic future: The industrialized countries decide to create ruthless agencies whose only goal is national economic aggrandizement. These agencies keep most information on their activities secret—not just from the public that pays for them through taxes but often from their own national legislatures and ministries as well. Their job is to enrich their countries’ corporations by making it easier for poor countries to buy their products and services, with little regard for the environmental and social ...

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