Willem Buiter joins the rotten curs at Citibank
Willem Buiter, author of one of my favorite economics blogs, hasn't been very nice to Citigroup over the years. As Felix Salmon points out, Buiter has called Citigroup “a conglomeration of worst-practice from across the financial spectrum” and likened the bank's former chairman and CEO, Win Bischoff, to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But Citi is obviously content to let bygones be bygones, as they just hired Buiter as their chief economist.
This sort of thing will, I imagine, become increasingly common: As the Internet becomes more and more pervasive and job applicants have a longer and longer paper trail, prospective employers are going to have to overlook a public record containing opinions that, in previous eras, they would never have seen, and would never have tolerated. Come to think of it, my presence at The Washington Post is probably a good example of this, too.
Photo credit: Buiter's blog
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