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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Agreed. But Hillary?
    She has experience as Secretary of State of the United States....she wasn't far from being President of the United States. You make it sound like she's Harriet Miers or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    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.
    Uh right. Hence my comment?

    At this point we know a few things. 1) She started out as a lawyer, 2) she's since been ingrained in American politics, 3) she is looking to progress to the final stage: world banking.

    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.
    Huh? Are you confusing me with someone else?

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Uh right. Hence my comment?
    I took your comment as sarcasm

    Huh? Are you confusing me with someone else?
    I guess so.


    At this point we know a few things. 1) She started out as a lawyer, 2) she's since been ingrained in American politics, 3) she is looking to progress to the final stage: world banking.
    I dunno...the World Banks purpose aligns with her views on the world.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I would say no, though Clinton would certainly be a better president than Paul Wolfowitz!
    Yeah - a new venue for her to go around threatening people.

    These old fogeys need retiring. All these clowns in the Senate are like a 100.

    What a bunch of fascist pigs.

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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?
    You're correct, after White Water, she's eminently qualified.
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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?
    Do you know what the World Bank does?
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Why exactly isn't Hillary a good canidate?
    Seriously, I'd ask why is she a good candidate? Personally, I am fed the hell up with political families in America. I didn't like the idea of the Kennedy's, I loathed the Bush's, the Cheney's, the Powells, the Pelosis and the Clintons and on and on.

    What is it with America? Why do we NEED to continue to vote for political families? Is Hillary great for the World Bank? Compared to what?










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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.
    World Bank and the IMF are different. I would expect the Head of the IMF to have deep understanding of finance whatever their major. The World Bank's role is about providing loans and aids for development, not international finance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Seriously, I'd ask why is she a good candidate? Personally, I am fed the hell up with political families in America. I didn't like the idea of the Kennedy's, I loathed the Bush's, the Cheney's, the Powells, the Pelosis and the Clintons and on and on.

    What is it with America? Why do we NEED to continue to vote for political families? Is Hillary great for the World Bank? Compared to what?
    She's a good candidate because she cares about development and helping poor people - the goal of the World Bank. Her history in her husband's administration, her knowledge of American politics, her relationship with other world leaders and those in the philanthropic community, and even her connection with her husband - another person who is big in development circle, could all help her do better than other possible candidates in this role. On the other hand, the fact that she has deep connection to those already in charge could also mean she can't change the "development industry". But overall, I think she would do very well in this job.
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Uh right. Hence my comment?

    At this point we know a few things. 1) She started out as a lawyer, 2) she's since been ingrained in American politics, 3) she is looking to progress to the final stage: world banking.



    Huh? Are you confusing me with someone else?

    The World Bank is not about "world banking". Institutes that come close to that are the IMF and the BIS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

    Brian

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