The Economist comments on the Kahn affair:
LEAVE aside the details of the allegations against Dominique Strauss Kahn, the head of the IMF (his lawyer indicates he will plead not guilty). Just note that the New York Times states that he was staying in a $3,000 a night suite and was taking a first class flight to Paris. This is the IMF, the body that imposes austerity on indebted countries and is funded by global taxpayers. And this was the likely leading socialist candidate for the French presidency.
Yes, but how is this unusual? You see this whenever you look at the amenities of the ruling class. Socialism’s true purpose is to protect the privilege of the nomenklatura. Everything else is just propaganda.