Comments on: Who’s in charge of the world? No one http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SeaWa http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/#comment-384 Fri, 11 May 2012 17:19:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=351#comment-384 Who is in charge of the world? We need to make sure it remains no one. “No one” is better than “Someone”!

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By: LeonBreaux http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/#comment-378 Thu, 03 May 2012 00:38:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=351#comment-378 I agree with Fred5407. What we need are practical solutions to problems, which include the setting aside of intellectual ego and an ability to understand that solving problems has little to do with political theory, heady analysis, or talk, but actually listening to what people are telling you on the ground and planning and acting accordingly. This doesn’t happen when what they are telling you goes against your business, political, or professional interests, and can result in decent people being put in jail or worse, all somehow intellectually defensible.

Of course, reflection is important, but trying to make the world conform to a model in your mind is something else entirely and may be worse than useless. As anti-business as it may be, we could also do with some realizations and lessons on the damage caused by materialism. That’s an ad campaign I somehow doubt you’ll ever see, but it is largely the root of the problem.

As for who runs the planet, is it even human beings anyway? Haven’t we merely been put into the position of privileged caretakers of an amazing and wonderful place we are continually damaging and making less hospitable? Can we pay off the planet for the damage we cause her?

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By: klubovi http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/#comment-377 Wed, 02 May 2012 17:23:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=351#comment-377 I agree with this

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By: running http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/#comment-376 Wed, 02 May 2012 00:05:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=351#comment-376 i keep my world very simple, the rest of the world is out of my hands, it was spinning before i got here

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By: fred5407 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/#comment-374 Tue, 01 May 2012 13:26:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=351#comment-374 I think the writer and the commentors have been smoking too much opium. Treating people and cultures like nuts and bolts is true madness. Enjoy the ride, you soon will be just another daisy pusher.

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By: MohamedMalleck http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/#comment-373 Tue, 01 May 2012 12:41:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=351#comment-373 The “chaos”-focused parts of this analysis is correct. The study of the processes of the G-Zero, the working of its feedback loops, and the in-built stabilizers of the complex dynamics of the emerging multi-polar world are faulty. Yes, America will still be number one in the “new, multi-polar world order” even if it will no longer be the sole superpower. But, precisely for that reason, any analysis that is premised in the wrong notion that America has to be the main stabilizer (the main “strange attractor” to use the language of complexity theory), as Bremmer’s argument does, is bound to be wrong. Order arises autonomously from chaos under certain conditions, the main ones among these being the nature of the “stabilizing parameters” and the dynamics of the processes. The stabilizing parameters are our international security institutions (UNSC,NATO but also the emerging SCO — Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the GCC — Gulf Cooperation Council, OAS — Organization of American States, etc.), the multilateral financial institutions (IMF, WB, WTO,BIS, but also ASEAN+3, etc), and international economic, trade and other governance institutions, including environmental/climate change governance institutions. These institutions will have to be reformed to give the BRICS and other regional groupings of countries greater influence in collective decision making. Only when such global democracy is embraced will order emerge from the apparent chaos that the G-Zero seems to be heralding. The sooner American and Europe wake up to that reality, the better it will be for humanity.

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By: the_italian_guy http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/#comment-372 Tue, 01 May 2012 11:39:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=351#comment-372 a world without leaders? good!

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By: GLK http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/04/30/whos-in-charge-of-the-world-no-one/#comment-371 Tue, 01 May 2012 11:14:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=351#comment-371 Why is open source software the greatest thing ever while open source government is bad? By the “People for the People” is not, and never will be, a concept that needs revision.

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