The G20 Summit: Saving Globalisation... Again?

The world will be watching when global leaders meet in London on April 2. A decade ago, massive anti-globalisation protests spurred finance ministers, from the same twenty countries as those meeting in London, to declare that they would make globalisation more inclusive. Ten years later, what looks inclusive are the harsh costs of the financial crisis with unemployment, foreclosures and a sharp economic slowdown spreading across the world. The public is angry and afraid. Angry that governments let global finance veer hopelessly out of control. Afraid that governments are now impotent to deal with the consequences.

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

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