Not "The Onion": Argentina's Fernandez Says She Deserves A Nobel Prize In Economics
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, former First Lady and President of Argentina (2003-2015) actually wants a Nobel in Economics for destroying the economy of Argentina?!
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"'[I]nstead of having the courts chase us, they should be giving us a Nobel prize for economics… We inherited a country in default and we left it without any debt. ” Brilliant.
Amongst her accomplishments, Cristina boasts one sovereign debt default after failing to negotiate with creditors (2014), cooking the national economic figures for 8 years, an IMF censure for faking such data, devaluing her currency from 4:1 to 15:1 USD, and leaving her successful with 50% inflation. Perhaps the BoJ could use her advice?
She and her cabinet have also been the subject of multiple corruption scandals following her departure of office. She has naturally expressed shock, condemned any corrupt officials and denied any knowledge of such actions."
Among progressives, and the similarly believing socialists, this is considered "critical thinking."