Comments on: G20 shows power shift to multipolar world http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tim http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12221 Mon, 06 Apr 2009 01:40:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12221 I find it so humorous that everything is the fault of the good old U.S.A. or even justthe fault of George Bush. The world economies survive by our import of their cheap junk. The Chinese pollute, the Russians are corrupt, the Europeans can’t even babysit each other yet we are responsible for all that happens. Gosh the tremendous power that we have. I hope Obama did not apologize for me. I’m tired of his throwing money as fast as it can be printed

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By: sweeny'60s http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12218 Mon, 06 Apr 2009 00:21:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12218 one can only pray and dream that upon Barack Obama realising his closing speech to the final G20 he is to inaugurate after a distinguished term as Honourable Leader of the United States of America that his fait accompli was to disarm and relieve the World forever of nuclear weapons; thus we could close that particularly futile passage of human history.

annihilation for annihilations’ sake. what an all encompassing mess of incomprehensible proportions. all leaders of any nation who still embrace these legacies should be stood down without pay. wiped from the public record, receive no further dispensation or sustenance.

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By: Laura http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12179 Sat, 04 Apr 2009 20:04:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12179 A year ago, too many people in Washington were burying their head in the sand – and had a rather twisted conception of what leadership is.
Back in the Cold War era, JFK did not play bully or Superman in Berlin. He said, “I’m a Berliner”. A pun in German, but everybody loved this statement, and still does, because it means, “we are in this together and together we will pull it through”. Consideration for your partners and a consensus building attitude are the key to true global leadership. JFK knew that, and so does Obama. This week’s G20 is no decline of the West. It is a long due step forward and an authoritative victory for democracy. Common decisions involve shared responsibility and are proactive against easy and useless criticism.
It would be very sad if someone in Washington still refused to open their eyes to the real world, even in the face of critical war fronts and of an economic meltdown brought about by years of arrogance, denial, and self deception.

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By: Fedez http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12120 Fri, 03 Apr 2009 17:33:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12120 I wish to remember that European Union’s GDP is the first worldwide, followed by the United States and if someone have lost power and reputation during this crisis, I am afraid they’re not the Europeans.
You don’t belive it? Then look at the currency market, stronger the currency bigger the power, and the most of analysis say the becuase of quantitative easing dollar will become even weaker.
Therefore if someone must thinking about his future global position, I think that US comes first, also because every year will become more difficult to finance the US deficit selling T-Bond abroad.

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By: M http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12094 Fri, 03 Apr 2009 12:28:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12094 Pete, have you already forgotten who started this financial mess? If the US government felt it necessary to risk the world economies by allowing a largely unregulated banking environment, then it follows that there is a price to be payed if that risk culminates in failure. Espousing free trade in the good times cannot suddenly be reverted to a closed market – at the expense of developing nations when you screw up.

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By: JimO http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12081 Fri, 03 Apr 2009 07:08:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12081 When you focus all your attention optimistically on a one world government thinking up the best possible scenario, then surely you live the worst case scenario. What is the worst thing that can happen?

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By: Peter Vaz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12080 Fri, 03 Apr 2009 06:52:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12080 The developing gains from developed loss is a fabric torn from east to west of our multi polar world.Mr.Brown failed to precisely admit to the reporter about the host’s failure of any gains to UK and Mr.Obama lost his dinner taste to flavor the reverse waves of silence job losses in USA.The biggest historic win was for India and China at the expense of developed countries.The bank’s account witch hunting by the develop countries failed to regulate the “Trade flow control valve” and this will lead to huge unemployment in USA,UK and catastrophic depression. The signatures will once again create a momentum of flooding global markets with cheap Indian and Chinese goods…G8 will then be in deep deep recession.

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By: JimO http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12070 Fri, 03 Apr 2009 04:21:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12070 If the global government goes bad, there will be no escape; right now, people can usually escape tyrannical governments. The global government you people are building is horrible.

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By: wevers henk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12058 Fri, 03 Apr 2009 01:43:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12058 The time for expansion of the list of countries that can make a difference in the global governance has come, in fact, is overdue, as the breakdown of our financial systems has shown. It would also help making the world safer and more equitable.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/02/g20-shows-power-shift-to-multipolar-world/#comment-12036 Thu, 02 Apr 2009 22:13:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2866#comment-12036 The G20 are all parasites and the nations not at the table are the hosts. For too long the underdeveloped, underpaid and undernourished peoples of the world have offered up the fruit of their labors for far too little. The IMF and World Bank then offer these struggling nations loans as assistance that they cannot possibly pay back precisely because the wealthy nations won’t enter into equitable trade agreements with these countries. Until recently there has been a great abundance of cheap imported goods for all in the West. This was only accomplished by imposing economic oppression upon the third world.

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