Business: Brandt Sounds the Tocsin

To trim the world's wealth gap

Reshaping worldwide North-South relations has become a crucial commitment to the future of mankind. We believe this to be the greatest challenge to mankind for the remainder of this century.

With that dramatic call to action, former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt this week presents his long-awaited report on the Gordian problem of relations between rich and poor nations. With a barrage of chilling statistics and often eloquent prose, the 1971 Nobel Peace prizewinner proposes a summit of some 25 world leaders to focus on "mutual interests in the field of peace, justice and jobs." While charging...

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