The Challenge for the London G20 Summit: Globe in a State

The first meeting of the G20 in Washington last November produced so little, concrete action to stave-off the global financial and economic crisis, that the media promptly dubbed it the ‘summit of good intentions’. This description was less than just, for the Washington summit did quietly bury a neo-liberal economic philosophy that had so successfully demonised the state and reified the market that it had all-but-erased the line between freedom and anarchy. A second gathering in London in April faces even greater challenges.

The World Today Updated 14 October 2020 Published 1 March 2009 4 minute READ

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