How do we get a coordinated global response to this global credit crisis? Who should lead?

Posted by Fareed Zakaria and David Ignatius on October 14, 2008 5:57 PM


Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog,, hosted at Globo online at She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005.

A Blow to Nascent Capitalism

The crisis has wrecked Brazil's growing commitment to free-market principles. Please, America, don't set an even worse example.

Miriam Leitao Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 13 COMMENTS
Oct 14, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Time to Get Realistic

Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 7 COMMENTS


» tropicalfolk | I agree that foreign investors are partially to blame for this crisis. Why were they sending their excess money to the US in the first place? Because...
» yousufhashmi1 | Only the media can lead us out of this crisis Those people who are thinking that Central banks ,bailing out packages or nationalisation can salvage t...
» tropicalfolk | Who should lead us out of the credit crisis? Well, it depends on what you mean by "credit crisis": a) Worldwide, credit is no longer available. Banks...

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