Thursday, May 24, 2007

You've Got To Be Kidding Me

Well, if the World Bank develops a division devoted to finding world markets in which to trade on insider information I guess they'll be well prepared with Frist at the helm. Plus, he can always help diagnose outbreaks of disease in developing countries via digital video conference (h/t to Paddy on that one).

5 Comments:

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Oy.

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Chester N. Scoville said...

Anyone at the World Bank who has kittens better put them somewhere safe.

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

Good one Chester....

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I'm gonna have nightmares about this. ::shudder::

 
At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is horrible!
According to the washpost a few weeks ago, the leading contender was Ashraf Ghani who would have been great!

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashraf_Ghani)
For why he is great what his TED talk of 2005.

notes from that talk include:

Living in one world, not three, demands inclusion of the huge pockets of population that are currently excluded. This will require a substantial infusion of seven types of capital: physical, institutional, human, social, financial, security and infrastructure. With $1 of investment equalling $20 of aid, the consequences could be extraordinary. Major problem: corruption.

also, Ghani's functions of the state

 

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