The Common Good

Much to Be Done at This Year's G8 Summit

For Time MagazineJay Newton-Small reports on the upcoming G8 summit:

Not since the oil shocks that first brought the world’s superpowers together in 1974–back then they called themselves the “Library Group” because they met in the White House library–has the G8 had so much substantive business on a summit agenda. In recent years, world leaders have mostly just tried to to out-do one another with pledges of development assistance, leading to stories like this one from my colleague Massimo Calabresi, that questioned the usefulness of the annual summit.

Read more about the summit here