The origins and continued development of the massive Third World debt are both surprisingly simple and complex. David McWilliams gives us a quick rundown of how it started and of the various attempts to solve it in the past. He has a particularly interesting take on those who will benefit if and when it is finally paid off.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty