The Heads of State of the G-20 are meeting in Pittsburgh. The meeting will be a far cry from last time they met and the world was facing a meltdown. But the agendas are so vastly different one from the other and the US does not have the economic and financial juice to determine any outcome, so muscle will be flexed and power will be grabbed. Consider the likely agenda items and the road blocks to constructive discussion.
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1) Global rebalancing - which I think means getting the surplus countries (like China) to consume more, and the deficit countries (the U.S.) to save more. By implication this would require the Chinese to allow their currency to strengthen and that would be of serious concern to their export industries so I don't think this one goes anywhere.