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    An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Speech by Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group, at the National Press Club, Washington D.C., United States (10 October 2007)

    In the first speech outlining his priorities for the Wolrd Bank, Robert B. Zoellick, the new president, said that "it is the vision of the World Bank Group to contribute to an inclusive and sustainable globalization – to overcome poverty, enhance growth with care for the environment, and create individual opportunity and hope."

    Having now served as President of the World Bank Group for 100 days, I wanted to share my initial impressions and ideas for strategic directions.

    I greatly appreciate the encouragement and support I have received from many quarters. I sense that people around the world – in developing and developed countries – recognize both the need for and potential of this unique creation. The World Bank Group is one of the great multilateral institutions established after World War II. Sixty years later, it must adapt to vastly different circumstances in a new era of globalization.

    The staff of the World Bank Group has helped me learn, shown me our vital work in the field, and offered fresh ideas as we set a course for the future. The Board is offering experienced guidance as we strive to turn good intentions and analysis into productive actions.
    read full speech here

    oh well... 5000 words and not one sentence including higher education & research

    Dear Robert... this is just

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Here's something we can all do:

    Take a save the planet!

    Human waste can help save planet: Indian expert
    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1


    I've already made my contribution for the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by discus2000
    Dear Robert... this is just
    What else would you expect from him?
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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Ah....the old Esoteric/Discus double act again....
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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Quote Originally Posted by discus2000
    sustainable globalization
    in the long run globalization will prove to be unsustainable...it goes against human nature*, and only benefits the rich and powerful elitists who are pushing the concept.

    * humans are clannish and tribal by nature

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Quote Originally Posted by esoteric1
    humans are clannish and tribal by nature
    ahhh, yes... but we are evolving ... the paradox is, that fora like these are examples of both our clannish nature and the outreach opportunities, globalisation provides

    Quote Originally Posted by esoteric1
    in the long run globalization will prove to be unsustainable...
    how long is the long run, mate

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Quote Originally Posted by discus2000
    how long is the long run
    I think it's got a decade left before it totally collapses...maybe two.

    Do you really believe this push for globlization really benefits the whole of humanity?

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    I think it *could*, yes... but not with the current economic and social regimes in place...

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Quote Originally Posted by discus2000
    but not with the current economic and social regimes in place...
    there's the rub, eh?

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    "you must become the change you want to see in this world"

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Quote Originally Posted by esoteric1
    in the long run globalization will prove to be unsustainable...it goes against human nature*, and only benefits the rich and powerful elitists who are pushing the concept.
    In the long run its global institutions (only as strong as the will of their member states)
    that are our only hope of involving nations in the necessary global collective action

    I dont think it goes against human nature but more against the nature of capitalism

    The problem of the World Bank is a loss of credability beacuse for far too long its policies have been underpinned by the US Treasury (read wall street) so many of its policies have been disaterous, for example loans with conditions attached asking for rapid liberalisation. I havnt seen much evidence of change yet

    So Wolfowitz is out...does anyone know what this new guy is like?
    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Loxley
    So Wolfowitz is out...does anyone know what this new guy is like?
    He came out of the GW Bush administration as well...I think he was the US Trade Rep. just prior to becoming World Bank Prez.

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    At least he knows a bit about trade and wasnt an architect of war I suppose

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Seems he was trade rep then Deputy Secretary of State then off to Goldman Sachs then World Bank Prez:

    Robert Bruce Zoellick (IPA: [zʌlɪk]) (born July 25, 1953) is the eleventh president of the World Bank, a position he has held since July 1, 2007.[1] He was previously a United States Deputy Secretary of State (resigning on July 7, 2006) and U.S. Trade Representative, from February 7, 2001 until February 22, 2005. He announced his resignation as Deputy Secretary on June 19, 2006 to join the investment bank Goldman Sachs as a managing director and chairman of the company's International Advisors department.[2]
    President George W. Bush nominated Zoellick on May 30, 2007 to replace Paul Wolfowitz as President of the World Bank.[3] On June 25, 2007, Zoellick was approved by the World Bank's executive board.[4]
    Quote Originally Posted by Loxley
    and wasnt an architect of war I suppose
    he was a member of the Project For A New American Century and a signatory to an open letter to then President Bill Clinton calling for the removal of Saddam...so I'd say he was in favor of the current Iraq war:


    from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Zoellick

    Open letter to President Clinton on Iraq

    On January 16, 1998, following perceived Iraqi unwillingness to co-operate with UN weapons inspections, members of the PNAC, including Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and Robert Zoellick drafted an open letter to President Bill Clinton, posted on its website, urging President Clinton to remove Saddam Hussein from power using U.S. diplomatic, political, and military power.
    from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project...erican_Century

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Quote Originally Posted by esoteric1

    he was a member of the Project For A New American Century and a signatory to an open letter to then President Bill Clinton calling for the removal of Saddam...so I'd say he was in favor of the current Iraq war:
    Thats very bad news I know all about this document....in other words a hardcore neocon

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    Re: An inclusive and sustainable globalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Loxley
    in other words a hardcore neocon
    yup.....and a Z-----t as well

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