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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

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.