The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is innocent until proven guilty, and his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, says he denies the charges. I am hesitant to pile on. Even so, the details as recounted pretty much sum up both the arrogance of the elites and the sense of entitlement of government officials that are frequent themes here. For those who have missed it: The guy was staying in a $3,000-a-night hotel suite, he was in first class on Air France, he is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid, and polls show he was a leading candidate to be the next president of France – representing the Socialist Party. This is how some socialists operate — they stay in fancy hotels and fly first class, and when they encounter actual members of the "working class," they treat them badly.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Socialist
by Ira Stoll | Related Topics: Europe, Socialism receive the latest by email: subscribe to the free futureofcapitalism.com mailing list