Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Czech President Gets It

Less "global government" and interference in the economy:

Czech President Vaclav Klaus on Saturday criticized U.N. calls for increased "global governance" of the world's economy, saying the world body should leave that role to national governments.

The solution to dealing with the global economic crisis, Klaus told the U.N. General Assembly, did not lie in "creating new governmental and supranational agencies, or in aiming at global governance of the world economy."

"On the contrary, this is the time for international organizations, including the United Nations, to reduce their expenditures, make their administrations thinner, and leave the solutions to the governments of member states," he said.

Klaus appeared to be responding to the address of the Swiss president of the General Assembly, Joseph Deiss, who said on Thursday at the opening of the annual gathering of world leaders in New York that it was time for the United Nations to "comprehensively fulfill its global governance role."
I previously mentioned Mr. Klaus in this post.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

Unfortunately, it's the unusual politician, or human being in general, who doesn't seek to increase their power over those around them. It's an instinct that has some very beneficial aspects for the person who acquires that power.