The French ruling class suffers from no shortage of a sense of entitlement.
European governments are maneuvering to place French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde at the helm of the IMF. The price: serious IMF reform.
“European countries are vastly over-represented on the Board, and the IMF’s archaic voting system discriminates against large developing economies,” said Oxfam spokesperson Sarah Wynn-Williams.
The IMF has been violating women since 1945.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s alleged attack on a hotel housekeeper is shocking and deeply symbolic of the IMF’s attitude towards women.
The fact that one of the world’s most powerful financial officials could be arrested and thrown in jail for assaulting a chambermaid gives me hope for my country.
It’s part of my job description.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s behavior parallels that of the International Monetary Fund itself.
Strauss-Kahn’s alleged sex attack on an African immigrant is a harrowing metaphor for how the IMF treats the rest of the world.
The personal acts of Dominique Strauss-Kahn mirror the policy impacts of the institution he heads up.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s not in trouble because of his libido.
She deserves compassion as the global punditocracy conjectures about what’s going happen to the IMF without that French “rockstar” at its helm.
They’re scheduled for Feb. 25 and Irish eyes are not smiling.
In our globalized financial system, chaos in one part of the world can be devastating for businesses and workers elsewhere.
While no panacea, they are legitimate policy tools for preventing and mitigating financial crises.