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View Diary: Meet President Obama's pick for World Bank: Dr. Jim Yong Kim (111 comments)

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  •  Great comment zizi, cogent and concise. (1+ / 0-)
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    An understanding of developing countries' needs as fundamentally different than what WB economists have wanted (pretended?) to believe, is exactly what this position needs.

    Also, I think there is a vision versus wonk ability in this decision. Kim can put a really good economist, maybe one of the nominees from other countries, in the top VP role; giving the organization a really effective leadership team.

    Especially if they actually help the developing countries economically instead of giving cover for 1% vultures exploiting powerless people.

    I suspect this will turn out to be another of Obama's surprise successes.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 12:40:01 AM PDT

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