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为何G7一无是处

发自伦敦——虽然美国总统特朗普在上周魁北克七国集团(G7)峰会上并不特别受待见,但他对该集团的怀疑态度我其实是感同身受的。我一直觉得每年把加拿大、法国、德国、意大利、日本,英国和美国的领导人聚在一起开个会没啥用处。

早在2001年,当我首创BRIC(“金砖四国”)这个称谓时,我预测巴西,俄罗斯,印度和中国四国经济权重的不断增长最终将引发全球经济治理模式实施重大变革。据我观察,各大全球治理实体即使不涵盖全部金砖四国,至少也应该包含中国。

与此同时,我认为既然法国,德国和意大利(至少在原则上)共享同一个货币,货币政策和财政政策框架,也就没理由把它们单列出来。同时我也质疑加拿大和英国是否依然应该被列为世界最重要的经济体。

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