President Biden’s pick for Comptroller of the Currency is quite the anti-capitalist.
Cornell University law professor Saule Omarova, who proposed ‘ending banking as we know it,’ and that radical change to the system would make the institution ‘more inclusive, efficient and stable,’ has come under fire over her extreme views.
“Until I came to the US, I couldn’t imagine that things like gender pay gap still existed in today’s world. Say what you will about old USSR, there was no gender pay gap there. Market doesn’t always ‘know best,’” Omarova tweeted in 2019, adding (after receiving harsh criticism) “I never claimed women and men were treated absolutely equally in every facet of Soviet life. But people’s salaries were set (by the state) in a gender-blind manner. And all women got very generous maternity benefits. Both things are still a pipe dream in our society!”