In this book, Ann Pettifor examines the issues of debt affecting the 'first world' or OECD countries, looking at the history, politics and ethics of the coming debt crisis and exploring the implications of high international indebtedness for governments, corporations, households, individuals and the ecosystem.
ANN PETTIFOR has been synonymous with the issue of cancelling third world debt. She was the co-founder of Jubilee 2000 which campaigned for debt relief at the turn of the millennium. After an intense campaign involving the Pope, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Bono, in 1999 the G8 leaders agreed to write off $110bn of debt for 41 of the world's poorest countries. She is now a Director of Advocacy International, which works with debtor governments, and has helped countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia and Guyana write off millions of dollars of debt. She frequently speaks at conferences including those