Today's Wibblinks 06/19/2011 (p.m.)

  • tags: economics capitalism politics imf

    • The IMF’s official job sounds simple and attractive. It is supposedly there to   ensure poor countries don’t fall into debt, and if they do, to lift them out   with loans and economic expertise. It is presented as the poor world’s best   friend and guardian. But beyond the rhetoric, the IMF was designed to be   dominated by a handful of rich countries – and, more specifically, by their   bankers and financial speculators. The IMF works in their interests, every   step of the way.
  • tags: organization dysfunction management

    • 14.  The Rat Race: They Keep Moving the Cheese. The culture of the  enterprise, either by design or by the style of a particular industry  or business sector, burns out its most talented people. A prevailing  notion that one must sacrifice his or her personal well being in order  to get ahead, possibly in pursuit of big financial rewards, definitely  creates a goal focus, but at the expense of cooperation, esprit de  corps, and individual humanity. A reduction in the commissions or  other elements of the financial cheese creates a sense of  victimization and resentment, not a sense of shared fate.
    • The smokers, including women, have been jailed for up to three months for the assaults. The department's Tobacco Control Office said the number of inspectors assaulted rose from five in 2008 and four in 2009 to 10 last year. There were five cases in the first four months of this year.

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