Breakfast Buffet, Friday, April 3

G20 Recap: The biggest win was an additional $1.1 trillion in funding for international aid agencies, and Jeffrey Sachs said simply that the results were "deeply heartening." Dani Rodrik called it a "a victory for the Europeans." Felix Salmon at Reuters said the resultant statement was "more substantive and harder-hitting" than most. Paul Krugman, who had veered toward pessimism lately, called the results "substantive and important ." But a New York Times editorial felt the whole thing "fell short." Across the pond at the Guardian, Mark Thoma said that the failure to arrive at an international stimulus package was "bad for the US, and bad for the world more generally."

Slowdown? What Slowdown?: McKinsey expects China to have more than four million "wealthy" (i.e. an annual income greater than $36,500) households by 2015, up from 1.6 million last year. That would give it the fourth-highest number of wealthy families living within its borders, after the U.S., Japan and Britain.

Say Goodbye to Another 663,000 Jobs: A total of 5.3 million jobs have been lost in the U.S. since the start of the recession. Unemployment hit 8.5 percent in March, the highest figure since 1983.

Havens No More: Four countries were publicly shamed by the G20 as offshore tax havens -- the Philippines, Malaysia, Costa Rica, and Uruguay -- and they're already implementing damage control.

Tweet Tweet: No, this news isn't directly related to the global crisis, but some of you might consider it a crisis of culture: Google is in talks to acquire Twitter. Insert your own joke about how the deal's announcement will have to be made in 140 characters or less.

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