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« on: June 28, 2011, 01:13:29 pm »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13951950
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 01:18:27 pm »

lulz@the countries who are shocked a woman got it.  As the IMF states, the final candidates were well qualified, and I'm sure they are.........Her plus plus is, I doubt we'll read stories of her banging pool boys across the globe, so this might be a smart choice in other respects.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 07:10:47 pm »

Not that this is important beyond having a new face and hopefully somebody who isn't a sexual maniac.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 09:22:42 pm »

Disappointing; I was hoping (quixotically) for Carstens.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 09:30:51 am »

I had half expected her to be the replacement for Ban Ki-Moon in a couple of years, but this is a more appropriate role for her.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 09:34:09 am »

After reading the laundry list of countries that were for her getting the job, I don't see how the "world" is shocked. 

I sure hope it does piss off the bigots though.  It's always fun to piss off bigots.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 09:39:00 am »

For some reason everybody seem to think it's very important that she's a woman and an European and just missed the main point : bigoted neoliberalism is back in the IMF. DSK had his flaws, but at least he was bringing some sanity.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 09:40:26 am »

I think the headline is sarcastic.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 09:45:30 am »

For some reason everybody seem to think it's very important that she's a woman and an European and just missed the main point : bigoted neoliberalism is back in the IMF. DSK had his flaws, but at least he was bringing some sanity.
Too bad he wasn't sane enough to keep his dick in his pants.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 10:39:43 am »


I have been know to toy with sarcasm from time to time, so it's certainly possible.
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2011, 12:05:03 pm »

...hopefully somebody who isn't a sexual maniac.

No such person exists.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2011, 03:18:22 pm »

For some reason everybody seem to think it's very important that she's a woman and an European and just missed the main point : bigoted neoliberalism is back in the IMF. DSK had his flaws, but at least he was bringing some sanity.

The IMF has always been a neoliberal institution. DSK or no DSK.
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2011, 03:52:49 am »

For some reason everybody seem to think it's very important that she's a woman and an European and just missed the main point : bigoted neoliberalism is back in the IMF. DSK had his flaws, but at least he was bringing some sanity.

The IMF has always been a neoliberal institution. DSK or no DSK.

I seriously doubt the IMF would have taken a so resolute position during the economic crisis had it been ruled by a traditional neoliberal hack. Of course it would never become The-Saviour-Of-The-Poor, but DSK was moving things in the right direction IMO.
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