The people have spoken and the results are pretty clear – the top vote getter (amongst the selective list of dead people we put up) to run the IMF was Robin Hood, a heroic outlaw in English folklore who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Of course Robin’s name has been recently borrowed by campaigners for a financial transaction tax, renamed the Robin Hood Tax. Following Robin Hood’s 30%, in close second place was John Maynard Keynes at 25%. Rounding out the top three was Karl Marx with 11%. Notable was Ayn Rand’s showing with just 1 vote.
At imfboss we thought it was a chance to give our readers a say in who should run the IMF. The Guardian already had a poll, and CGD ran a survey. But this week, while we are all waiting for the close of nominations (on Friday), we thought there might be some more interesting possibilities out there in the underworld. So we present our first poll for you to vote in: Continue reading “Poll launched: Who would you bring back from the dead to run the IMF?”