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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Washington Consensus Cartoon

This cartoon perfectly sums up the socio-political atmosphere surrounding the IMF and World Bank as of late, particularly given China's and the East Asian Tigers' immense success. However, both the relative consistency and quality of continuing success will likely dictate whether this role reversal is permanent or short-lived. (Cartoon originally from Carlos Serra's blog.)

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