Comments on: Why DSK’s arrest is bad for the IMF, France, and Greece http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-dsks-arrest-is-bad-for-the-imf-france-and-greece/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-dsks-arrest-is-bad-for-the-imf-france-and-greece/comment-page-1/#comment-26623 Tue, 17 May 2011 02:38:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8260#comment-26623 INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

On Greece, it seems we Europeans remember why the Great Depression lasted so long – the Central Bankers withdrew liquidity by increasing interest rates at a time when they needed to be reduced. Reducing liquidity now will hurt more than it fixes. It’s like trying to halt a runaway vehicle by driving it into a brick wall. Better to apply the brakes gently.

Today the neocons are singing from the same song sheet that ruined the world economy in the late ’20s and through the ’30s and caused the Second World War. The Europeans suffered greatly then, while the US gained Treasure, the Russians gained Territory and the Neocons gained a bogeyman to control the American people in such a tight grip it is still there today.

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By: PhilPerspective http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-dsks-arrest-is-bad-for-the-imf-france-and-greece/comment-page-1/#comment-26621 Tue, 17 May 2011 01:58:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8260#comment-26621 Does anyone really think Greece is not going to default at some point? And Ireland too?

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By: DanHess http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-dsks-arrest-is-bad-for-the-imf-france-and-greece/comment-page-1/#comment-26612 Mon, 16 May 2011 22:35:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8260#comment-26612 Aside from the political and economic repercussions, which completely reshuffle the deck, there surely is a lot of soul searching in France right now about where society is at. DSK was the man they were likely to select as their leader. This is very sad.

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By: CiucciNeri http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-dsks-arrest-is-bad-for-the-imf-france-and-greece/comment-page-1/#comment-26609 Mon, 16 May 2011 20:36:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8260#comment-26609 It is a sad case. DSK is a sick man,at least Berlusconi goes with hookers but him uses violence. I think that if he will be able to avoid a jail sentence he should be immediately admitted to an hospital specialized in sexual mental troubles

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By: hsvkitty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-dsks-arrest-is-bad-for-the-imf-france-and-greece/comment-page-1/#comment-26607 Mon, 16 May 2011 20:29:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8260#comment-26607 Nah, he won’t go quietly. Men of power and entitlement go down noisily trying to ‘cleanse\'(translation = deny and cover-up) their good name…

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By: polit2k http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-dsks-arrest-is-bad-for-the-imf-france-and-greece/comment-page-1/#comment-26604 Mon, 16 May 2011 20:05:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8260#comment-26604 Good analysis. Is Arminio Fraga available? Getting the Eurozone’s delinquent members back on track looks a little like a PE management challenge. http://nyti.ms/jjvG0P

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By: MarkC123 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/16/why-dsks-arrest-is-bad-for-the-imf-france-and-greece/comment-page-1/#comment-26598 Mon, 16 May 2011 19:24:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8260#comment-26598 > He must surely realize that he can never return to the Fund. And if he’s going to leave, best he do so sooner rather than later.

Similar to how he surely realized that the best way to score with a chambermaid was to lock her in his hotel room and chase after her in the buff?

I’ll bet a dollar that DSK’s planet-sized ego trumps your rational political calculus.

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