[Homestead] New Bretton Woods ?
Bunjov at aol.com
Bunjov at aol.com
Fri Oct 10 14:18:25 EDT 2008
Over my head, too.
On the one hand, I feel peaceful looking back at the afore-mentioned pioneer
By varying degrees, I am first a neighborhoodie, then a regionalist, and
then - at most - hemispheric.
Beyond that thinking is when I get nervous.
Doesn't mean that different cultures and beliefs wouldn't be welcomed and
accepted (we had an impromptu Multi-Cultural Festival last year - with food and
music from all over - put together in a couple of days by the local Chamber
of Commerce) -
I guess I just don't like the feeling that matters have gotten out of my
hands and that I am suffering from a lack of control over my environment and my
P.S. Think of the two-faced Harlequin which is used as the international
symbol for comedy / drama. It's a toss-up. Hard to reconcile the yearning to
play in the dirt with the fact that Star Trek is indeed, out there, and my inner
Luddite gets squashed.
In a message dated 10/10/2008 10:45:41 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com writes:
Global economy is so far over my head...is this a good thing or a bad
thing? I tend not to like 'globalization' of anything, but what do I know?
bob ford wrote:
> The first paragraph is possibly ominous, depending upon a person's
> UPDATE:Italy PM: Global Rewrite Of Financial Rules Being Mulled
> (Recasts, adds details, background.)
> ROME -(Dow Jones)- Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi Friday said world
leaders were mulling to rewrite global financial rules to stem the spreading
financial market crisis.
> Berlusconi told a press conference that leaders were considering to
suspend global markets as they rewrite the rules, but later backtracked and said it
was simply rumors.
> "There are several options, but I think the will to rewrite international
financial rules is quite advanced and shared," Berlusconi said when asked
what measures world leaders were discussing to tackle the crisis.
> "There are discussions about a new Bretton Woods. There are discussions
about suspending markets for the time that is needed to rewrite the rules," he
> The Italian premier later told reporters that no leader had ever proposed
to close markets and that it was "just a rumor that's been circulating for
> Top officials from the world's leading nations met at Bretton Woods, New
Hampshire, in 1944 to create a new international monetary system. Because the
United States at the time accounted for more than half of the world's output
and had most of the world's gold, the leaders decided to tie world currencies
to the dollar.
> Finance ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrial nations
meeting in Washington D.C. Friday and this weekend must embrace a "concrete plan"
to support the financial system, a group of prominent economists said.
> Berlusconi said the financial crisis needed a global response, adding
European Union leaders may meet in Paris Sunday and G8 leaders soon after to
discuss what can be done to stop it.
> -By Luca Di Leo, Dow Jones Newswires; +39 06 69766921;
luca.dileo at dowjones.com
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