- construction of an integrated system of standards, what Martin Wolf at the FT has called a "new Bretton Woods."
- call for stimulus packages to help populations in the global North and South alike. The world's population is almost entirely absent from this document. The American and European middle-classes are also absent.
- any vision of social development. The UN's Millennial Goals are there unexpressed and articulated - for poor people.
I now think it was a prophetic moment when the French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, pulled out her Coolpix (a not very recent model) to take a snapshot of her neighbor at the big round table. These world leaders are acting like a bunch of tourists.
The public is going to have to do this on its own.