My Four-Line Summary of the G20 Communique

by: Paul Kedrosky

While I'm summarizing things that are too long and boring to read, here is the 2,287-word draft G20 Communique in four lines (via Word):

Restoring global growth now

An open global economy

Reforming financial systems for the future

Reforming the International Financial Institutions for the future

They forgot the part about "no bears", but I'm sure Stephen Colbert will forgive them for that. You can tell that the anti-bears exhortation is intended by the text.

By the way, and this is likely way too esoteric for most readers, but the Flesch-Kincaid reading level of the G20 Communique is 13.94, putting it on about the same level as Warren Harding's inaugural address.