IMF Demands $18 For Hard Copy Admission That It Is An Idiot

Tyler Durden's picture

As we reported earlier today, in somewhat surprising news, the IMF admitted that not only is it an idiot (this was public knowledge) but also a liar (curious, as no "serious people" do this in polite company and certainly not publicly).

Subsequently, it released the full 51 page report. Those who are inclined to read the IMF's admission that all our allegations about the international agency's credibility, competence and corruption (which, as it implicitly admits, was also using taxpayer funds from around the world to preserve the way of life for a few parasitic and unelected European technocratic dictators). But perhaps the funniest is that the "world's bailout organization" (at least in the days before the New Normal) is actually charging $18.00 for every hard copy of the report in which it admits it was morally (if not financially, at least not yet) bankrupt.

So wasting hundreds of billions in taxpayer funds to preserve a broken monetary model and the wealth of a few good bankers is acceptable, but when it comes to attaching a stamp to a letter, the IMF is suddenly prudent and responsible?

Just when one thinks the IMF can't shock any more, they go ahead and fully redeem themselves.

Full report for which we will not charge one penny - pdf link.

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goldenbuddha454's picture

Can I pay in Gold?  NEIN!

Jack's Digestible Ideas's picture

You see, they had to jack up the price, due to paper's increasing scarcity thanks to the Bernak and company.

cdntrader's picture

Sounds like paying a licence for open source!

sunaJ's picture

Is that the same thing as paying $18.00 for a billion $ Zimbabwe note that is worth 1.00USD? You do it for posterity, not as a financial investment...

NotApplicable's picture

Amazing what kind of stupidity one can get away with when there isn't a legal body on the planet with jurisdiction over you.

Full immunity, Bitchez!

NotApplicable's picture

Amazing what kind of stupidity one can get away with when there isn't a legal body on the planet with jurisdiction over you.

Full immunity, Bitchez!

Diogenes's picture

Posterity is just around the corner.

InvestmentMind's picture

It wasn't the paper cost .... It was the ink.

Can't find ink in Greece or when writing about it.


12ToothAssassin's picture

Cant I just print the PDF or does the CIA get to occupy my house after that?

jeff montanye's picture

not sure.  possibly.  just don't mention the weather (especially snow, sleet, hail or "lightening").  see page 20 and following:

and these are our rulers?  really?

Eireann go Brach's picture

It comes with a picture of the maid blowing DSK.

Jim in MN's picture

Why, it reminds me of a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities where as a lad I would climb around the primitive 'safety features' at night and out onto the girders and catwalk under the rail platform...eventually reaching these limestone pillars with cement caps in the middle of the river.

There, in this little-known and hard to reach spot, was a small circle of white-out.  Under it, also written in white-out, were the immortal words:


LetThemEatRand's picture

When you look at the abyss, the abitch also looks at you.  Nietzsche (paraphrasing).

jeff montanye's picture

mf global.  international mf.  eye of the beholder.

chump666's picture



TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


Can I pay in Gold?  NEIN!

It would be interesting to see if they accepted Greek government bonds as payment.

At par value, of course.

LetThemEatRand's picture

May I use bailout money to buy a copy?  

medium giraffe's picture

$18? Does it come with a frame? 

DeadFred's picture

Over changing keeps it out of the hands of the riff raff. NO FRAME for you!

Crash Overide's picture

Still waiting on a reach around so I can leave a tip, please and thank you...

Colonel Klink's picture

You're not getting a reach around, and you've already been given the tip.  The shaft comes next!

angel_of_joy's picture

Recognising your own stupidity has a price.

By this measure, they're not even expensive...

nmewn's picture

Cheap bastards...the US Labor Department wanted over a million to reveal its anonymous email accounts on a

knukles's picture

Idiot test:  Who pays the $18 for a copy?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


Idiot test:  Who pays the $18 for a copy?

The IMF is fishing for greater fools.

zhandax's picture

The IMF is fishing for greater fools

Their client list perhaps?

kchrisc's picture

I would just so I could have the pleasure of posting it immediately on PirateBay.

JPM Hater001's picture

You guys are morons.  Ask for a subsidy...'s picture

can the pages be ripped out and reedeemed as currency?

Fix It Again Timmy's picture

Why $18, what's wrong with $20?  I know, I know - they acted responsibly since they did not want to make an outrageous profit.  What saints they are......


I diots

M otherfuckers

F uckheads

Don't even need the free report to figger thet there idiot part out about them there folks.

Stupid is as stupid does. 

LetThemEatRand's picture

I will buy two copies if Christine Lagarde admits that he is a man.

nmewn's picture

I'll go four! I hear five?

LetThemEatRand's picture

Hey Christine -- do you want to make $36 the hard way (inflation takes its toll once again)?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

I'll buy ten copies if Christine Lagarde admits that he's Angelo Mozilo.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Even the Matrix runs out of new characters after a while.  Good call.

Sabibaby's picture

It's expensive being stupid.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


It's expensive being stupid.

Yes. Unfortunately, not nearly expensive enough, though.

Manipuflation's picture

TheFourthStooge-ing-isms have been worth a lot of laughs to me.

surf0766's picture

From the world. Please shove that report up your asses!