What is the IMF?

Bank? Credit union? A tool of Western powers dictating to weaker economies, especially in the Third World? A regulator of markets? A reform-minded organization? Depending on your viewpoint, yes to any of the above. Here is what the IMF says about itself. Other explanations/information can be found at: NPR, CNBC, the Telegraph, CRS, Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, BBC, The Economist, The New York Times, and SourceWatch.

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