Our leadership is dire, but we mustn't despise government | Jeffrey Sachs

Our leaderships, in thrall to big business, are failing in so many places all at the same time. But we can't give up on them The year 2011 will be remembered as the year of failed summits. Governments proved themselves time and again to be failures at addressing the growing crises engulfing the world, whether the eurozone debacle, climate change, or budget politics in the US and Europe. Next year is likely to be worse, as electoral politics will further ... Full Story »

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Katie Boswell
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by Katie Boswell - Dec. 18, 2011

Overall, an interesting and credible perspective on the current predicament of Western governments. However, many of the individual points made are not backed up by evidence and could be contested. The portrait of Europe's incompetence and Cameron being 'right' to walk away from negotiations, for example, is highly controversial and Jeffrey Sachs does not defend his viewpoint with any evidence.

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Harry A Farr
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by Harry A Farr - Dec. 18, 2011
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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Dec. 18, 2011

I agree wholeheartedly with Katie's analysis. The subject of Cameron and "The City of London" was glossed over. Few observers believe that the British can or should bail out Europe, but the disparity of income in the U.K. itself requires a more incisive look at Cameron's policies. The spotlight on Northern Europe, however, was an astute perception, suggesting a paradigm for other world economies.

Northern Europe has built its policies on a framework of equality and inclusion. In the US, the idea of fairness has been almost absent from political vocabulary for three ... More »

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mike mccoy
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by mike mccoy - Dec. 18, 2011

How can we not despise the fools who strip us of our civil righte and trash the Country!

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