Well, if you know me you already know my opinion on the UN.
Evidently Czech president Vaclav Klaus agrees with me.
In response to president of the General Assembly Joseph Deiss’ statement, at the opening of the annual gathering of world leaders in New York, that it was time for the United Nations to “comprehensively fulfill its global governance role.”:
“On the contrary, this is the time for international organizations, including the United Nations, to reduce their expenditures, make their administrations thinner, and leave the solutions to the governments of member states,” he said.
“The anti-crisis measures that have been proposed and already partly implemented follow from the assumption that the crisis was a failure of markets and that the right way out is more regulation of markets,” he said.
Klaus said that was a “mistaken assumption” and it was impossible to prevent future crises through regulatory interventions and similar actions by governments.
That will only “destroy the markets and together with them the chances for economic growth and prosperity in both developed and developing countries,” he said.