Economy Oct 08

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Will the New G-20 Eclipse the United Nations?

Question: Your exuberance the other day in discussing the addition of several countries to the G-8 — now G-20 — led me to speculate whether the new G-20 could, in a real sense, eclipse the United Nations. Can the…

Economy Sep 30

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Paul’s Full Interview with Pres. Lula da Silva

Editor’s note: We were only able to air sections of Paul’s wide-ranging interview with Brazilian President Lula da Silva at the G-20 late last week. In the interest of letting viewers see Lula’s complete takes on global warming, the situation…

Paul Solman: When in Pittsburgh last week for the G-20 meetings, we interviewed Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs, 23 years after our first interview with him. In all these years, Sachs has been a champion of both the verities…

Paul Solman: Meetings like the G-20 can be astonishingly ungratifying to cover. Top officials are, for the most part, intent on talking to one another and impossible to buttonhole. Legions of subalterns try to protect their bosses (and bosses’ bosses,…

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