The current issue of the NYRB has a review of Globalization and Its Discontents by former World Bank economist and member of Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors Joseph Stiglitz. The review raises more questions than it answers, mainly illuminating the complexities of the debate over globalization. I’d love to be able to dismiss the IMF as being evil or make other black and white judgements about globalization, but it’s just not that easy. The only thing I am sure of is that the world’s rich countries aren’t doing enough for the world’s poor countries.