G20 Did Not Address Environment

By Ben Cohen

George Monbiot sums up the ethos of the G20:

“We, the Leaders of the Group of Twenty, will use every cent we


don’t possess to rescue corporate capitalism from its contradictions


and set the world economy back onto the path of unsustainable growth.


We have already spent trillions of dollars of your money on bailing out


the banks, so that they can be returned to their proper functions of


fleecing the poor and wrecking the Earth’s living systems. Now we’re


going to spend another $1.1 trillion. As an exemplary punishment for


their long record of promoting crises, we will give the IMF and the


World Bank even more of your money. These actions constitute the


greatest mobilisation of resources to support global financial flows in


modern times.

Oh – and we nearly forgot. We must do something

about the environment. We don’t have any definite plans as yet, but

we’ll think of something in due course.”

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.