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World Bank bonuses raise eyebrows amid austerity drive

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Business as usual. Doubles all round!

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||Until last year, the World Bank could only pay bonuses to officials stationed abroad but it changed its internal rules in July 2013 to include those based at its Washington headquarters.||

The staff cafeteria at the IBRD/IDA building in Washington, D.C. has stations serving a dozen different national cuisines. There is an expresso maker which operates on tokens (large copper pieces engraved with different images). The whole operation is akin to a showboat on the Mississippi. Bonuses...? Their incomes are already internationally tax exempt. Also the higher ups camp out at Congressional Country Club. If you don't know what and where that is you are obviously just some kind of normal person.

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