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First Post04 Feb '06  20:22
Last Post20 Oct '17  08:26
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20 Oct '17  08:26
European Political Economy
See 19.18. In desperation, little c tries another tack. He insists he is not complacent about the forthcoming global financial crisis, while not denying the facts. Finally he tells us the odds are stacked heavily in his favour.

Reminds me of W1A.
20 Oct '17  06:37
European Political Economy
The problem for Europe's place in the world was defined at 19.18 yesterday.

In response, little c suggests the answer is simply accept the problem- ie complacency.
19 Oct '17  21:59
European Political Economy
Defining the problem is stage one, little c.

See 19.18 below. What action is being taken to solve it?
19 Oct '17  19:18
European Political Economy
We are being encouraged to forget about the financial crisis in 2008, and the flawed International Monetary Fund which the US President subsequently sidelined - effectively replacing it with an uprated G20 after the financial mayhem. But little changed.

A markets research team at Deutsche Bank wrote recently of how imminent the next financial crisis would be under the present arrangements. Ever since the last big default by the United States in 1971 and its 'corrections', it was reported that the world has had more financial crises than before.

The fact that the US has built up enormous unfunded liabilities [one estimate is $210 trillion] makes things worse. Even a huge default and theft of private property there wouldn't help. The world is in danger. No room for your complacency, little c.
19 Oct '17  08:25
European Political Economy
So much detail. Interesting background principally on the membership of the G20.

However, it doesn't address the comment below:
I find it difficult to see the funny side of the G20 farce as you note below. The implications for an international financial organisation with a serious remit are astounding.

Dangerous to audit public money

19 Oct '17  06:21
European Political Economy
I find it difficult to see the funny side of the G20 farce as you note below. The implications for an international financial organisation with a serious remit are astounding.

Dangerous to audit public money
18 Oct '17  19:05
European Political Economy
The chair of the G20 is an exceedingly influential position - the world's forum for political economy?
After Germany this year, Argentina chairs in 2018.

With a point to prove: "The world will be looking at us in 2018, and we are determined to prove that we are ready to deliver." What an opportunity for Buenos Aires.
18 Oct '17  13:57
European Political Economy
Ah, it was the usual complacency.
18 Oct '17  12:04
European Political Economy
No, touch of complacency there little c. Necessary to sort out the flaws now, starting with the G20 farce.
18 Oct '17  11:55
European Political Economy
Too late?

Xi Jinping: China entering 'new era' of power amid 'complex changes' abroad, says Chinese Premier
'The whole party must be prepared to make ever more difficult and harder efforts... to achieve great dreams there must be a great struggle'

The refusal of the G20 to act, reminds me of why the United Nations was introduced after WW2.
The United Nations was not created to lead mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell. ~ Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold


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