A group of activists in paper hats held a party to celebrate the World Bank’s 60th birthday in the Bank’s Washington DC lobby. The Party Liberation Front cracked open a bottle of champagne to celebrate, inter alia,

The Bank’s excellent idea of charging of the poorest people in the world a user fee for basic services like going to school or getting healthcare! Though it meant millions didn’t go to school (according to UNICEF) and people died after being turned away from hospitals because they couldn’t afford the services (according to the WHO), it surely saved lots of money (though some studies have showed it saved almost nothing). … The Party ended when the PLF formed a conga line to lead employees out of the Bank. Strangely, none of them followed.

More here.Via Soren.