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Informalisation: Using ebonics in the workplace.
Structural Adjustment Programme: A programme undertaken to re-organize the World Bank office’s floor plan.
Global Commodity Chain: A decorative necklace made of manufactured goods from around the world.
Primitive Accumulation: The act of collecting rocks, spears and cave-paintings.
Flexible Labour: Employing contortionists.
Disciplining Capital, Capital Bondage or Capital Penetration: what happens in Washington DC S&M clubs.
Rights-based approach: a development tactic to disenfranchise left-handed people.
Smallholder Agriculture: Work done by farmers with tiny hands.
Dutch Disease: Fear of windmills (Courtesy Natasha Kewalramani)
Gini Coefficient: A measure of how many wishes come true in any given annum/per capita (Courtesy, Tom Oldham)
PPP: Piss Poor Performance (Courtesy, Tom Oldham)
Food Security: Putting it in a fridge (Courtesy: Javad Langeroudi)