Sunday, February 15, 2009

Boys with toys

After bellyaching about bonuses, perks, and junkets for the private sector in their respective countries, the top finance officials in the leading industrialised countries (g7/g8) awarded themselves a weekend in Rome to discuss the financial crisis.

You might think that a crisis would call for a revisiting of unquestioned assumptions about the structure of these events. It's unlikely that the feature of one woman, French finance minister Christine Lagarde, among the 24 officials, received such questioning.

UPDATE: Note the absent slot where the Japanese finance minister should have been. More here.

Photo: Italy Ministry of Finance and Economy

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