IMF chief: Americans too pragmatic to turn to socialism

IMF chief: Americans too pragmatic to turn to socialism


Felix Salmon: We’re in the middle, as you
know, of a crazy election cycle here in the U.S. and there’s lots of people accusing,
lots of other people of being socialists, and what do you think when you when you hear
this rhetoric? Kristalina Georgieva: Been there, done it. Don’t want to see it ever again. Salmon Could it happen to this country? Georgieva I, I don’t think so. I think that the Americans are so pragmatic,
there is no way that they would go for the craziness of mediocracy. And this is the danger of communism, that
it says there is somebody who knows it all and can tell everybody how it should be done. Salmon: Now we live in a country where, where
the president is someone who thinks he knows it all- Georgieva Well, you sell the U.S. short and
also just to give credit… Salmon: Despite the man in the White House… Georgieva: No. Just to give a credit to the leadership here
at the United States is one of the better- performing economies. And it is because it had the bravery to use
a tax reform to spur more growth. Salmon: Ah, so you are in favor of the Trump
tax cuts? Georgieva: I am in favor of countries using
their policy space to make the economy more vibrant and ultimately to make the lives of
people better.

10 Comments on "IMF chief: Americans too pragmatic to turn to socialism"


  1. "There is somebody who knows it all, and can tell everybody how it should be done"
    Rather ironic coming from the director of an organization that has been imposing fiscal and monetary policy and basically forcing its own economic ideology upon the third world for the last 70 years.

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  2. Ah yes the IMF, the organisation which was instrumental to economically fucking over Yugoslavia on purpose. Ex Yugoslavian countries are basically the worst economies in Europe right now. So yeah I won't listen to a weaponised cash machine telling me I should hate the idea of having my basic needs met just so I can be further brainwashed into licking the boots of corporations while the world continues to burn.

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  3. Your political hack journo really want her to take a shot at Trump….TOO BAD! Next time try to hide the part where he is foaming at the mouth like a dog

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  4. It's a shame that this video cuts off his second attempt at getting her to try and put down Trump when he contradicts her trying to tell her how bad it is for America to be in this China Trade War. She then schools him again on the importance of trade re-negotiations that are taking place.

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  5. Spoken like another over privileged, out-of-touch aging white guy. Most of us would prefer the boring mediocrity of universal healthcare, education, public schools and libraries and other very socialist, very American desires. Get a grip. You speak only for the bloated rich who suck the life blood out of the working class and hope we die quickly so your insurance industry pals don't have to give us the health benefits WE PAID FOR. You are a dinosaur … please go extinct.

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