Obama Appoints French Economist Funded by Saudi Billionaire to Shape US Global Development Policy


Esther Duflo is one of those people who are taken seriously by the sort of people who eat up TED talks with a silver spoon. Her big number is how to help people in the Third World up from poverty, which is a surprisingly profitable branch of economics when you consider the sheer number of NGOs and billionaires interested in getting into the aid business.

But there’s one particular billionaire at Duflo’s back. Abdul Latif Jameel.

Esther Duflo is one of the co-founders of the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, more commonly known as J-PAL for the father of Abdul Latif Jameel aka Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, a Saudi billionaire with a net worth of approximately 5 billion dollars.

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel owns the world’s largest Toyota dealership and sits on the board of Coexist as well as a number of other organizations. And Jameel provided 3 major endowments for J-PAL. Around the same time the Abdul Latif Jameel Group sued the Wall Street Journal for reporting its presence on the list of accounts monitored for funding terrorism.

Mohammed’s brother was sued by victims of Al Qaeda on accusations that he helped fund its terrorist activities after his name was found on a list in the offices of Benevolence International Foundation, an Al Qaeda front group started by Bin Laden’s brother-in-law.

Now Obama has chosen Duflo to serve on the President’s Global Development Council which will shape American global development policy worldwide.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    A natural fit, turning to the Saudi endowed economist. Ahh….she will know exactly how to implement the end game – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/11/the-islamist-… deconstruction…leading to Sharia compliance. Once America's economy is COMPLETELY off the cliff, there will no longer be a need for airplanes flying into towers!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • JacksonPearson

      Another loyal Salifist in Baracky's administration. Just like the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration, our benevolent congress will remain deaf, dumb, and blind on this creep too.

  • carrie

    Obama is cramming his administration full of communists,extremists and terrorists .
    The DOJ civil rights dept has been totally replaced with progressives and liberal special interests.,Department of transporting ,energy,health,EPA and education are all under control of anti American idelogists,terrorists and extremists .

    And the MSM completely ignores it.

  • Thomas Wells

    Obama: raised by commie jihadists, succored by Chicago gangstas.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    How can anyone accuse 0'Bama of being under Saudi influence? I just don't get it. You must all be racist. There's no evidence at all. None. He's a great guy, honest, smart, handsome and I hope to marry him some day.

    • JDEFFENDALL

      iF YOU ARE A GUY YOU GOT A CHANCE BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE WHO LIKES TO BEEN OVER AND BACK IN TO IT IF NOT YOU ARE A DUMB ASS..

  • objectivefactsmatter

    We need to take legal action. Time to get creative. We can't wait for 4 more years or hope for some impeachment or other cause to stop him. We need to start some lawsuits and as they work their way up the court systems it will get more difficult to ignore his treason. Without a lawsuit, the media will never present our narratives favorably. They isolate each incident without context and imply that anyone who doesn't "just trust" him is a racist. A lawsuit or several will force them to hear our narratives, not just on petty things like whether he's eligible, but whether he's a traitor and tyrant acting beyond his legal authority. It's harder for judges to dismiss us than it is media and politicians.

    • marta

      You had it right the first time! Should probably give up that man hunt. I THINK YOU FINGER POINTERS JUMPED THE CLIFF TOO! I could have produced this "article" and gotten you all hot and bothered so easily, lol!

  • WilliamJamesWard

    What Obama sidling up to Saudi Billionaires vis thier stooges, who would of thought, someone
    might find an Islamist connection, maybe the Muslim Brotherhood. Could it be Obama has taken
    "Bro" a little to far?………………………William

  • Nikita63

    Do damned foreign national should EVER be palaced in positions affecting the operation of U.S. Policy. EVER. It really is as simple as that. I do not think t would even have been considered legal in any previous adminisdtration but then, this administration is a renegade administration with no use for or respect for the will of the peiple or the Federal constutituino which has so well served us for the past 237 years. What is happening to us ius just Ethically and morally WRONG but, not surprising since there are no ethics or morality, no compassion or conscience involved in anything but the consolidation of Federal power into a dictatorship and, We are letting it happen. WHY? Because we have a cowardly, and criminally complicit Congress with no will to oppose what they KNOW to be wrong!

  • HAROLD RUSSELL

    GONGESS CAN DO NOTHING NOW. OBAMA OWNES THE GONGRESS. ITS NOT THAT THEY ARE COWARDLY ,ITS IF THEY GO UP AGANIST OBAMA NOW THERE NO TELLING WHAT MIGHT TO THEM OR THEIR FAMILY. THEY HAVE TAKEN TOO MANEY PAYOFFS ALREADY AND HAVE WANT ALONG WITH HIM SO LONG THERE IS NO TURNING BACK!!!. ALL OF GONGRESS AND THE SENATE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER ALONG WITH OBAMA. WE ALL KNOW THE NATURE OF ALL OF THIS TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERMENT AND DO AWAY WITH OUR CONSTUATION AND PLEGE OUR SOVERITYI TO THE UNITEB NATIONS AND BECOME A O.W.G. I JUST CANT HELP ADDING I READ IT THE "BIBLE". AMAN

  • BayouCoyote

    http://www.coexistdocumentary.org/board will not come up. Would someone please send me the list at my user name at hotmail with that info? Thanks.

  • thatsitivehadenough

    Saudi’s? The SAME Saudi’s who FINANCED BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA GOING TO HARVARD????? Those Saudi’s? YUP.

  • Empress_Trudy

    I'm actually left a bit puzzled by this. Write-A-Check Obama doesn't need any deep thinkers to decide to double the foreign aid budget to these abattoirs we call countries.

  • http://www.group-global.org Global Development

    UK and France are the one responsible for the turmoil in the Middle East; their colonization efforts squeezed usual enemies into single nation states with no reason for existence except that revolt was less likely when the population was structurally divided. One again the French have proved their ability to double down on catastrophic economic theory in their homeland.