Alternative Candidate Nominated: Aurélie Trouvé

A civil society organization has nominated a very alternative candidate for IMF Managing Director. ATTAC France has nominated its co-president, Aurélie Trouvé, an economist who specializes in agricultural markets.

ATTAC France is best known for its longtime advocacy for financial transaction taxes as a way to control excessive speculation and raise funds for global public goods. Indeed, part of Trouvé’s platform is to eliminate austerity plans and instead introduce FTTs (if my rusty French is not deceiving me).

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