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A Lame-Duck Economic Summit

November 14, 2008

A who's who of world leaders representing the G-20 - the G-8 industrialized economies plus leading developing countries - descend on Washington this weekend to discuss what should, in theory, become the first step towards a new Bretton Woods agreement, the post World War II framework for the world economy.

Though President George W. Bush extended the invitation, the problem is that the world leaders would prefer to discuss the future with President-elect Barack Obama, not with the current lame-duck occupant of the White House.

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News analyst Pepe Escobar interviews Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, about what the summit might hold. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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