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Our dream is a bank free of Wolfowitz - Economist. Damn, why didn't we think of that? The Economist has said Wolfowitz should "resign voluntarily", and if not, "the Bank's masters should push him out".

The Economist has a go at Wolfowitz's "crass favouritism". They say "he is too secure in his own insights, unimpressed by the accumulated wisdom of the institution" and "an insecure manager, too impressed by bumptious aides".

The magazine calls for the "system of divvying up top international jobs by nationality" in favour of a competitive global search. Unfortunately, they cave in to the usual 'time pressures', pushing for the installation of "an internationally respected American at the bank". Their choice? Another old favourite from the last horse race in 2005, Stan Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel who has worked at both the IMF and the World Bank.

Jeff Powell ~ April 20, 2007

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