The Great Debate

G20: Vows to act but few specifics

April 15, 2009

g20– Kenichi Kawasaki is managing director and senior analyst at Nomura Securities’ Financial and Economic Research Center. The views expressed are his own –

G20 ends Anglo-Saxon era

By Paul Taylor
April 2, 2009

Paul Taylor Great Debate

– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Thursday’s G20 summit may not mark the end or even the beginning of the end of the global recession. It did mark the end of the ascendancy of the unfettered, Anglo-Saxon model of capitalism.

Economic stimulus Beijing-style: I treat, you pay

By Wei Gu
March 12, 2009

wei_gu_debate– Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. –

Beijing may criticize American consumers for spending money they do not have, but the truth is Chinese leaders do the same, they just make sure it doesn’t end up on their account.

Buck-passing augurs ill for G20 summit

By Paul Taylor
March 10, 2009

Paul Taylor Great DebatePaul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own

The foreplay to next month’s G20 summit is degenerating into a buck-passing exercise rather than crafting a Grand Bargain to save the world economy and regulate capitalism.

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Robin Hood in reverse?

December 1, 2008

Thirty-first U.S. President Herbert Clark Hoover once said: "Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt."