- At some point, we are going to have to move to a global governance system where trade is the “servant” of a global economy that works for communities, workers, and the environment.
- Potato Chip Capitalism
Robin Broad, Triple Crisis
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WTO Director General Pascal Lamy at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum. (Photo: Remy Steinegger / World Economic Forum)
Sunday, 07 April 2013 13:16 | Let’s start today’s trivia quiz with the Rome Papal conclave: Name 2 of the last 3 popes. And, for a bonus question, tell us something about the process by which a new pope is chosen.
And now let’s switch to the Geneva WTO Director General conclave – or more accurately the choosing of the new head of the World Trade Organization: Name 2 of the last 3 WTO heads. Tell us something about the process by which a new Director General of the WTO is chosen. And, wild card question, name even 1 of the 9 candidates vying to be head of the WTO.
If you are like most people I surveyed, you know more about the selection of the pope than that of the WTO head. And, even if you do know some of the WTO candidates, you probably don’t have much of a sense of who, if anyone, might be a better candidate for those of us who care about economic governance that balances social, environmental, and economic issues.
Potato Chip Capitalism, Billy Wharton, The Socialist Webzine
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