“It looks like his career at the IMF and his candidacy are, as you say, toast,” laments another close friend of Strauss-Kahn.
His attorneys argued that he enjoyed diplomatic immunity as head of the IMF.
The House has already passed a Ukraine aid bill without IMF money and without the sanctions.
But the facts will tend to thin out any possible jokes around the water cooler about French IMF chiefs being cursed.
The IMF and World Bank had periodically shared their fears with New Delhi about the uncontrolled rise in population levels.
People the world over tend to hide behind the IMF leaf and blame the results of their incompetence and corruption on it.
It was led down the path of deflation, which the IMF has plunged half the world into.
There is one place, which absolutely complies with the IMF utopia.
The IMF became a super-guarantor of the debts of both the public and private sectors.
Some economists regard this as a sign of the proper functioning of the IMF – others spot some justice in some of the complaints.