The Institutions of New Imperialism are located within a square mile of Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Instead of poverty reduction World Bank and IMF policies have fueled social-political turmoil and economic collapse in many developing countries around the World. Ford's empire is bigger than the economy of South Africa. Tiger Woods is paid more for a Nike Commercial than the laborers in Indonesia making Nike products. United States gave money to IMF to fix Russian elections. See the Truth. about WTO
Former World Bank Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz describes how our common economic accounting procedures and statistics hide and distort the real picture and advocates alternative measures like Green GDP, Median Income, GNP instead of GDP and other measures that reflect the health and well being of people not captured by GDP. Countries like Costa Rica may be quite high in Green GDP. It remains to be seen how the Happiness Index holds up in a traditional monarchy like Bhutan undergoing a voluntary(?) political transition now.
The greatest inability of the human race is to understand the cumulative enslavement effect of usury, exponential growth in debt (exceeding money put in circulation) via compound interest. Take a peek at our credit card industry.
Listen to "All I see is Spiritual Poverty", a song by Bijean