By Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham and Li Kheng Poh
Food First, White Lotus and Zed Books
Copyright: Focus on the Global South, 1998
A Siamese Tragedy argues that, even before the economic collapse of 1997-1998, the Thai economy had feet of clay. Walden Bello and his co-authors show how vested interests, local and international, propelled the Thai people down a particular path which is unsustainable in terms of human exploitation, social disruption, and economic fragility. Thailand, like the rest of the worls needs to re-think the fundamentals of its economic model.