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The Vatican's global economy - ‘Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish,’ or timely, pertinent, reasonable? (November 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 9, 2011

The Vatican's global economy - ‘Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish,’ or timely, pertinent, reasonable? (November 2011)

Thinking in catholic terms about a global economy ought to be natural. Catholic means global, universal, transcending boundaries. But a Catholic proposal for regulating the global economy has stirred a battle between left and right within the Church.The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace’s “note” — issued in advance of the G20 meeting that opened Nov. 3 in Cannes, France — proposed a gradual evolution toward global governance of finance and trade.

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G8 meeting: Will the poor be abandoned? (July 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 3, 2009

G8 meeting: Will the poor be abandoned? (July 2009)

As the participants in the Group of Eight summit gathered in L'Aquila, Italy, July 8-10, the economic crisis gripping the world was getting lots of attention. In this interview for Catholic News Service, Aldo Caliari speaks about what can be expected from the G8 meeting, and how it relates to the recently held UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis.

 

Why G20 summit stirs few hopes of real reform (November 2008)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 12, 2008

Why G20 summit stirs few hopes of real reform (November 2008)

In this letter, appeared in the Financial Times edition of November 12, 2008, Aldo Caliari argues that the low level of ambition for the upcoming financial summit of G20 members in Washington DC should not be a surprise. Unless a much more inclusive approach is followed, giving an institutional platform for the voice of all developing countries, it is unrealistic to expect much more.

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