2014: How to Survive the Next World Crisis by Nicholas Boyle

By Nicholas Boyle

Top Cambridge public highbrow argues for monetary, political reform if the dire occasions on the beginning of the 20 th century should not to be repeated. a brand new international main issue is already looming. through the center of Obama's moment time period, or of the 1st time period of his, possibly Republican, successor, America's legacy to the twenty first century might be determined. Will or not it's a century of climatic catastrophe and conflict? The roots of the current trouble lie in an unbalanced globalization which has didn't fit fiscal with political integration. fake types of nationhood, markets, and empires have hindered the advance of world governance. those illusions in flip are a part of the ideology of yankee exceptionalism. If human civilization is to outlive the twenty first century, that ideology should collapse to a extra life like popularity of supranational experts, and particularly of an improved IMF and WTO. The banking cave in of 2007-8 demands a revived knowing of the interdependence of politics and economics. The self-images of countries have misplaced contact with the realities that make sure our lives: it's the global order that now provides us our identification and by myself can safe our collective destiny.

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But in the late twentieth century, the mismatch between economic globalization and local administrative protectionism has been manifest in the collision between a worldwide demand for free movement and the abuse of state power to prevent it. Surely a man should be able to travel as freely as a dollar? The freedom of neither need be absolute, but, since the one pays for the work of the other, the difference between them should not be so great 25 2014 as to amount to injustice. Justice Amin, at the age of 17, left his home in Ghana, where he had no prospects, to seek his fortune, like many real and fictional young men of the nineteenth century.

The hostility is irrational since the global market grows only because, deep down, all those involved in it want it to grow, however much that deep desire may conflict with other, more superficial wishes. And as it grows it turns national boundaries and even national governments into obstacles to trade – which come increasingly to seem irrational, deserving to be circumvented where they cannot be abolished. It is the international domain which is nowadays the home of some of the most important structures that enable, condition and protect our collective lives: trade, capital, information, and for a significant and increasing number 41 2014 work itself; consumer goods provided, and even public services staffed and owned, by multinational companies; and military forces equipped by foreign powers and largely deployable only in concert with them.

But who is to regulate? For 20 years of boom after the fall of the Soviet Empire, that question went largely unasked in respect of the global financial system that makes global trade possible. The financiers, of course, thought it was enough to say that they could do the job themselves, and governments, sustained by the tax revenues banks were generating, did not want to raise the possibility that they might have to cede ownership of their milch cows to a collective farm. As a result, when the bust came, the governments could only lament that global banks could not be regulated, let alone underwritten, by national authorities.

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