Is the G-20 Meeting a Waste of Time and Resources?

High and low expectations for this week's summit of the world's largest economies.

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President Obama is in Europe this week to attend the G-20 meeting, and more than a few leaders of the world's top 20 economies are already downplaying expectations. Others feel that the G-20 meeting is nothing but a waste of time. Writes Slate's Anne Applebaum: "Nothing that will be discussed at the summit, and nothing that will be discussed at any of the follow-up summits, could not also have been discussed on the telephone. Or by e-mail. Or on a Skype conference call." What do you expect from the G-20 meeting? Is it a waste of time as some critics suggest? Post your thoughts.

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