continuing our exploration of neoliberal ideology and the practical effects of implementing it, watch episode three, “The New Rules of the Game,” of the documentary Commanding Heights (to watch it, click on this link, then click on “watch episode three”; there’s a closed caption option and a transcript available, if you want to read as well as watch).
Once you’ve watched it (it’s long but it’s very interesting), please do the following assignment:
Assignment: Who “writes the new rules of the game for the global economy”? Discuss with reference both to this episode of Commanding Heights and to those short Stiglitz and Easterly articles you read for class two weeks ago (“The Hospital That Makes You Sicker” and “The Ideology of Development”). 250-300 words. Bring a hard copy of your assignment to class next Monday.