Talk:Washington Consensus

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The lede is... odd[edit]

I'm having a bit of trouble with this criticism, because nothing in the lede is wrong. It just doesn't seem like an appropriate text to be a lede. In my view the article should start with a shorter, pithier outline of the subject. Something like this:

The Washington Consensus is a set of liberal economic principles adopted by public policy makers in around (year) as a means of encouraging economic growth in poor countries. Proponents of the Consensus say (it's wonderful), whilst critics say (it's terrible).

Obviously, the bits in brackets to be expanded upon. (talk) 15:30, 30 October 2014 (UTC)Dave