Further Thoughts On the Vatican Proposals For Global Economic Reform

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I have just been reading:

 “Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority.” Prepared by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 

and whilst I was in the library today I came across a book by someone called Mark Malloch- Brown entitled The Unfinished Global Revolution.(2011).

It's not the sort of book I would normally go for but in the light of the buzz around the release of the PCJP publication I thought it would be an interesting adjunct.

I was quite surprised to read that many of the economic suggestions for reform in the document emanating from Rome are also to be found in Malloch Brown' s book.

Malloch Brown was Head of UN Development programme 1999-2005, Vice President of External Affairs for the World Bank 1994-9 and United Nations Deputy Secretary from 2006-7, alongside Kofi Annan. He is now Chairman of Global Affairs FTI Consulting.

Like the Vatican document, the first chapters of the book are a chronicle of diagnosis of world problems over the past few decades.

Like the Vatican document he argues the need for ever more powerful international institutions and the values needed to underpin a truly globalist agenda; the rule of law, human rights, and greater opportunity for the poor.

He also examines the environmental and ecological impact of growth and development and suggest ways of intregrating the work of a variety of institutions.

He says this is the moment " for creative statemanship to form a new approach to global politics, and he calls for a global government  and inclusive global economic policies which are vital if inequality and poverty are really to be tackled.

All in all, Mark Malloch Brown's arguments looks very similar to the Vatican document.

Amazing ...

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