As the world's leaders prepare for the G-20 meeting to discuss the economic meltdown, international cooperation is key if we are to find the road to recovery. Analysts get that. Unfortunately, many of the world's politicians don't seem to. While our politicians may internationalize over time, in the short term we are stuck with the politicians we have. Therefore, one of the pressing tasks of the business community, as well as others in positions of influence, is to impress on elected officials that overly parochial national solutions to contemporary problems are often out of date.
Dujarric, Robert, and Andy Zelleke. "Wanted: Elected Leaders with International Experience." Christian Science Monitor, March 23, 2009.