How else can you explain this?
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Senator Christopher J. Dodd is scheduled to give the keynote speech at a breakfast forum hosted by the Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG) and The Hill, on February 24in Washington, D.C., announced Nataliya Izosimova, Managing Director of FEG.
“The event, focusing on ‘Building a Strong Economy for the Real Ukraine,’ will further raise awareness of key economic issues affecting Ukraine,” Izosimova stated. “Through our ongoing public discussions and the implementation of key economic projects, FEG is working to increase economic competitiveness and create an attractive investment environment for Ukraine.” [emphasis added]
What’s he going to say? “Force your banks to throw money at people who you already know will never be able to repay it, don’t allow the lenders to be adequately regulated, and while you’re at it, collect hundreds of thousands of dollars for your self!”
Admittedly, I don’t know that much about the Ukrainian economy, but it must be in a sorry state if they are looking for advice from one of the architects of the collapse of the US economy (can you be an architect of a collapse, or is that an oxymoron?).
Perhaps he will be there as a cautionary tale of what can happen when politicians who are ethically challenged, ripe with conflicts of interest, and oblivious to the facts around them are in charge of your economy. In any event, pray for the Ukranians.
I wonder if they will ask him to lead a break-out group, like “The one word you need to know to to tank a bank’s stock” or “How to arbitrarily set a limit on executive compensation and make it look principled.”
Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.
(Slightly updated since originally posted on 1/27 when this was announced, but as Dodd’s speech is tomorrow, I though it appropriate to re-post)