Verdict on the G20

Adam Smith Institute
by Dr. Eamonn Butler

04/03/09

Oh, what a circus! Oh what a show! But after diverting London’s traffic, 85,000 police hours and a lot of our cash from more useful destinations, what good has come of the G20? Not a lot. For a start, they obviously couldn’t agree on a financial stimulus package. Thank goodness there is someone out there who figures, unlike Gordon Brown, that you can’t borrow your way out of debt. Or tax you[r] way out, for that matter...

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The G(rasping)-20

Foundation for Economic Education
by Sheldon Richman

04/03/09

We expected little of sense to come out of the G-20 summit, and it met our expectations with flying colors. When you don’t understand how the economy got into a mess, you are not likely to understand how it can get out. Politicians either can’t or won’t graps the key fact: ‘the free market’ did not cause our problems. How do we know this? It’s logic: the nonexistent cannot be the cause of anything. I’d like someone to show me this free market that brought on all the current turmoil. Please...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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It's the Global Economy (Stupid) - or Is It?

Mark Weisbrot, The Guardian UK: "'This is the day that the world came together, to fight back against the global recession. Not with words but a plan for global recovery and for reform and with a clear timetable,' said UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the end of the G-20 Summit last week."

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