Comments on: The euro zone shuns Geithner http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/09/16/the-euro-zone-shuns-geithner/ 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: flippant http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/09/16/the-euro-zone-shuns-geithner/comment-page-1/#comment-31029 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:20:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9955#comment-31029 I’m not sure why Felix Salmon wasn’t sent to Poland to try to knock European heads together.

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By: Moopheus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/09/16/the-euro-zone-shuns-geithner/comment-page-1/#comment-31025 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:41:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9955#comment-31025 Why is this bad news? I mean, the EU not having any unity is bad news; not listening to Geithner is good news. Geithner has pretty consistently shown that he’s only working the interests of the financial industry. Are you trying to suggest that Geithner’s ideas actually had some validity?

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By: Christofurio http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/09/16/the-euro-zone-shuns-geithner/comment-page-1/#comment-31023 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:21:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9955#comment-31023 “He was a senior executive at the IMF from 2011 to 2003,”

— I think you meant 2001 to 2003. Time only SEEMED to be going backward in those years.

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By: whalen1941 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/09/16/the-euro-zone-shuns-geithner/comment-page-1/#comment-31021 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:08:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9955#comment-31021 Alas, if only America had ignored Little Timmy Geitner. With Obama and Bernanke, they are the 3 Stooges of Marxism.

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By: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/09/16/the-euro-zone-shuns-geithner/comment-page-1/#comment-31013 Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:18:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9955#comment-31013 Felix, have you been watching too much ten second soundbite TV? lol!

Traders find it difficult to focus past the next few days, bankers look towards their next bonus, but politicians are wedded to the election cycle. It’s no wonder politicians take longer to make decisions than the markets would like.

I find it difficult to believe that economics and finance in the US has so absorbed its influence that any thinking that takes longer is anathema, but perhaps there is an attention deficit problem here. Sometimes taking time works better.

Perhaps if the EU politicians hadn’t felt so pressured to make quick decisions they could have made a better decision sooner. However, they did make decisions, just not the decisions some traders and bankers wanted. One advantage of not having a clear black and white picture is that the traders and bankers have less to bet against.

As for Geithner, perhaps if he had been more accommodative to the ideas of others himself, others would not now be returning the favour. Has the world forgotten how to work together?

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