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Strauss-Kahn case may also vindicate U.S. justice

July 1, 2011

The latest developments in the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn have not only eased the terms of his detainment but may also vindicate the U.S. justice system.

IMF should use crisis to toughen itself up

May 18, 2011

Strauss-Kahn's expansion of IMF credit has mostly subsidized failure and encouraged moral hazard. The scandal engulfing him presents an opportunity for the organization's member countries to replace the soft DSK with a mean SOB who will lend only on much tougher terms.

IMF fracas offers chance for Third World revamp

By Christopher Swann
May 16, 2011

Emerging economies were always going to have a bigger say in the affairs of the International Monetary Fund. Dominique Strauss-Kahn's shocking arrest over the weekend should accelerate that moment.