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BIRDS of a feather

They say you can tell a lot about a person by the company he keeps.

The Fifth Economic Summit at the University of Warwick will be held in February of 2006. For those who remember the movie "A Beatiful Mind," Economics Nobel prizewinner John F. Nash Jr. addressed last year's Summit.

Summit organizers, economics students at Warwick, invited the following speakers for the 2006 Summit:
  • Prof. Norbert Walter, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Research and Chief Economist, DB Group
  • Joaquin Almunia, EU Commissioner for Monetary and Economic Affairs, Brussels
  • Prof. Charles Bean, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Bank of England
  • Prof. Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
  • Prof. Paul De Grauwe, renowned global economist, regular FT columnist, Economic Policy Adviser to EU President
  • Vincent Cable MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Liberal Democrats
  • David Willetts MP, Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary, Conservative Party
  • C.C. Edordu, President, African Export and Import Bank.
  • David Dodge, Govenor, Bank of Canada
Hmmm, I wonder what these people have in common.

What are the issues?
  • The emergence of China and India as economic powerhouses.
  • The effect of soaring oil prices
  • The progress (or lack thereof) on the global effort to end poverty
Abolishing INTEREST and fractional reserve banking is conspicuously not on their agenda.

Who sponsors the Summit? Surprise, surprise.
UBS and Bloomberg.
And remind me, what kind of "Nobel" prize did John Nash Jr. win? The one that's sponsored by the Bank of Sweden.
The award was instituted by [the world's oldest central bank] at its 300th anniversary in 1968.

[It is] NOT one of the awards established in the will of Alfred Nobel.
Nash was awarded the prize for his work on game theory.

They are the players, we are the goods.

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