As befits a gathering deservedly known for having a high ratio of words to actions, the G20 wrapped up its meeting last weekend with a strong but ill-defined call to make globalisation and capitalism work for the good of all.
Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian prime minister, spoke of the need to civilise capitalism; Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, said that growth had been too low for too long for too few.
澳大利亚总理马尔科姆?特恩布尔(Malcolm Turnbull)谈到了使资本主义文明化的必要性；国际货币基金组织(IMF)总裁克里斯蒂娜?拉加德(Christine Lagarde)表示，全球经济太长时间以来增长太慢，而且惠及的人太少。
They were reflecting a concern that the insecurities wrought by globalisation, particularly trade and migration, were fuelling populist sentiment and with it a flight towards protectionism and xenophobia.
But few universally applicable solutions were offered.
In a way, that is not surprising.
Not only are such concerns largely limited to a set of rich countries, but the answers that they demand will vary from nation to nation.
The globalisation of trade, technology and to some extent migration are widespread challenges, but there are no universal international solutions.
The response to globalisation must begin at home.
To much of the world, the obsession with rising inequality and populism must look like western solipsism.
Thanks to the rise of emerging markets, modern globalisation has produced the first worldwide fall in inequality since the west’s industrial revolution.