Would that we had Michael Manley [photo, left] still with us, but sadly the former Jamaican Prime Minister is deceased now these eleven years.
Gil Noble, the sage of WABC's "Like It Is," did a public favor today in digging up an old interview with Manley, who offered wisdom on the world economy, with special attention to the banking industry and developing nations like his own Jamaica, which he ran as its executive from 1972 to 1980, and then again from 1989 to 1992.
"It has gotten to the stage where the whole thing is out of control," Manley told Nobel [photo, right], sounding like the voice in the wilderness.
Manley spoke of out-of-control lending by international banks and of global financial overseers who seemed to have no idea of what was happening.
We tried a bit to locate this video to post it, but no luck so far.
WABC says the following on a web site, as it apologizes for not offering DVD's of "Like It Is" broadcasts:
"Unfortunately, we no longer sell DVDs or transcripts of "Like It Is." If you would like to view this past Sunday's program it will be re-broadcasted on our digital WABC channel on Time Warner Cable channels, 707, 164 and 163; RCN, channel 707 and Cablevision channels, 707, 107 and 108 this Saturday and Sunday at 5am and 5pm. And again, the same program re-airs, Mon-Fri. at 1:00pm. This gives you several different times to watch this important program."
There is, however, pertinent here, an interesting documentary titled "Life and Debt," which is about (in the phrasing of one blogger -- the HollyTree), "how the IMF, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and Free Zones have destroyed the economy of Jamaica."
Here it is: