World Bank ‘Doing Business’ Ranking Fueling Worldwide Revolt
We spoke with Martin Kirk and Anuradha Mittal about the World Bank’s “Doing Business” ranking which encourages countries to lower protections for workers, public health and the environment in order to attract businesses. It allows businesses to move factories and capital to countries with the lowest standards and fuels the race to the bottom. Of particular concern is the rising number of acres being sold to Big Ag which is displacing millions and destroying local food protection. The Rules and Oakland Institute are partnering in a new campaign, “Our Land Our Business” to end land grabs. They seek one million signatures by October. Visit OurLandOurBusiness.org to learn more and take action.
Relevant articles and websites:
World Bank protests April 11 to 13
World Bank’s New Agriculture Project Threatens Food Security, Warn Experts
The New Shock Doctrine: ‘Doing Business’ with the World Bank by Dr. Jason Hickel