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It looks like the World Bank is going to be needing a leader this year: World Bank's Zoellick to step down in June.

Obviously this is the 'Beast's' job, just for the asking. The Bamster will make certain she gets the job,just to keep her out of his way.
The new appointee must be better than Paul Wolfowitz.

John, what are your feelings toward Joseph Stiglitz, the former chief economist of the World Bank? Some of his views were quite progressive.
To be honest with you, I must confess that I am not up to speed on him. Do you have anything on him?
The World Bank along with that other bastard child of Bretton Woods, the International Monetary Fund, are managerial monoliths whose time has definitely passed! Such was more than obvious when NGOs and Environmentalist groups were brought into the "dipping pool". They are now entirely in the thrall of ideologists whose relationship to actual economic improvement are entirely coincidental. True development arises from below and not from above...now if we want to discuss the world of junk bonds then go right ahead. But certainly John you of all people supporting instititutions with misssion statements that read as follows:

"The World Bank promotes long-term economic development and poverty reduction by providing technical and financial support to help countries reform particular sectors or implement specific projects—for example, building schools and health centers, providing water and electricity, fighting disease, and protecting the environment. World Bank assistance is generally long term and is funded both by member country contributions and through bond issuance. World Bank staff are often specialists in particular issues, sectors, or techniques."

http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/facts/imfwb.htm

But then, we all know that even the "recipients" of largesse resent matters--

http://www.globalexchange.org/resources/wbimf/faq