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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Why ISN'T she qualified? Care to answer the question instead of building straw men?
    Is it too much to ask that she at least minored in economics or finance in college, or perhaps worked as a teller in high school?

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Good for her. I'm sure she will be able to at least be a terrific fund raiser.

    As for Wolfowitz, it was a large problem. First off, the international community just did not like him, his ideas of foreign affairs, and the War in Iraq. It is impossible, utterly impossible to disregard that. Second, he was always decent at bringing attention to the nature of the regime and corruption of foreign states. Third, he represented someone that would possibly align the world bank *more* within US interests (as if it was not somewhat in favor already). Fourth, everyone's favorite, the ethics problem with he and his girlfriend.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Is it too much to ask that she at least minored in economics or finance in college, or perhaps worked as a teller in high school?
    Who says you have to study economics in college in order to be a good World Bank President? Did you bring up these concerns when Paul Wolfowitz was the president?

    I mean it's kinda like saying you have to be a former athlete in order to be the GM of a sports franchise, or a good coach.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Who says you have to study economics in college in order to be a good World Bank President? Did you bring up these concerns when Paul Wolfowitz was the president?

    I mean it's kinda like saying you have to be a former athlete in order to be the GM of a sports franchise.
    Well, perhaps you need to have experience in banking to be IN CHARGE OF THE WORLD BANK!!!!

    I'd love to hear Hillary explain EBITDA. Hell, I wonder if she could even adequately explain compounding interest.

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Well, perhaps you need to have experience in banking to be IN CHARGE OF THE WORLD BANK!!!!

    I'd love to hear Hillary explain EBITDA. Hell, I wonder if she could even adequately explain compounding interest.
    Says who? First of all, the World Bank isn't just some fancy multinational corporation like other banks. It's an international institution, and like the head of the IMF he doesn't necessarily need to have experience in banking, or even in the private sector to do his or her job. Secondly, for your information, the first two presidents of the World Bank were a newsman and a lawyer/cabinet Secretary.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

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    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Says who? First of all, the World Bank isn't just some fancy multinational corporation like other banks. It's an international institution, and like the head of the IMF he doesn't necessarily need to have experience in banking, or even in the private sector to do his or her job. Secondly, for your information, the first two presidents of the World Bank were a newsman and a lawyer/cabinet Secretary.
    I'm just sayin'.....with the world's economic future halfway down the pooper, give me someone who could actually teach a freshman economics class at least.

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm just sayin'.....with the world's economic future halfway down the pooper, give me someone who could actually teach a freshman economics class at least.
    It's more about policy than it is about pure economics.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    What qualifications are required for the World Bank President? What qualifications does she not meet?
    I guess we should review the World Bank President job description.

    Some people would be just fine with a small group of oligarchs literally running the world, hopping from major position to major position, with no concern for any conflict of interests.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    I guess we should review the World Bank President job description
    Well...in order to criticize an appointment to the position and labeling her unqualified...you'd think it would be a good idea to know what the president of the World Bank does.
    Some people would be just fine with a small group of oligarchs literally running the world, hopping from major position to major position, with no concern for any conflict of interests.
    Nice of you to join us, Liberals have been complaining about whose interests the IMF and World Bank really look after for a looooong time. Granted, nobody buys your faux outrage at rule by the elite but at least you realize it's an issue now.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It's more about policy than it is about pure economics.
    Agreed. But Hillary?

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