Why should money talk?

After a pertinent analysis of the movement of people and money in a single world economy (Editorial, 21 February), you come to the curious conclusion that rich countries should agree on how they will control the movement of people and capital. Why just the rich? Surely countries where people earn less than £2 a day to produce cheap goods for our shops deserve an equal say?

We are so accustomed to the fact that a few powerful countries, representing less than 15 per cent of world population, control the world, that it is unremarkable and even acceptable. Yet this domination has created a world of obscene inequality, in which more than half of us live on less than £1.50 a day.

Titus Alexander
Charter for Global Democracy
London E17

This article first appeared in the 28 February 2000 issue of the New Statesman, Why the party still needs its soul