G-20

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about the G-20 summit being held in London. President Obama is meeting with other world leaders and figuring out exactly what to do about this global recession. But what in the world is this G-20? Well, its a group of the 19 largest economies in the world, plus the European Union. According to Wikipedia:

“The G-20 is a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system. It studies, reviews, and promotes discussion among key industrial and emerging market countries of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability, and seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.”

Protesters have some very legitmate reasons to be upset with the G-20 (although non that justify violence, of course). But there are also plenty of people who can be very, very happy about what the G-20 has accomplished. These are hugely complex issues. But you know what I do when confronted with hugely complex issues? I read a book or two about them. Here’s hoping America picks up a book (and no, it doesn’t count if it’s written by Ann Coulter or Glen Beck anymore than it would count if it was written by Al Franken).

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