On 2 April 2009 a well-publicized Summit meeting of the Group of Twenty
Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, more commonly known as
the G-20, was held at London’s ExCel Centre in Custom House to discuss
the great crisis facing the world’s weakened financial system and to propose,
among other things, regulation to prevent systemic risks.1 The meeting
was well attended by finance ministers, central bankers and hordes of
reporters who gleefully reported as much on the protestors of disparate
groups as on the accomplishments of the meeting.