Good arguments against Obama's position. His position does seem to be a legacy plan that is 50 years or more too far in the future. Tribalism and nationalism, with it's selfishness, is something western society may not be ready for. His bill is asking for skipping long world debate needed for things like copyright, currency manipulation, environmental regulation, and lawsuits - like KCrady says, and, hell, so many people distrust what the UN would need to be, like Mr. Blackwell's video, that any needed plans are probably doomed. Unfortunately, to put it bluntly and maybe overstated, wealth should then be expecting more 9/11s as the poorest can muster them.
The idea that the senate is expected to vote on the bill without reading it is beyond fishy, beyond ludicrous - in fact, I don't believe it - why would one senator vote for it? So I guess it is like everything else (as per Screwtape) - Warren's phones are ringing off the wall against business interests, and republicans phones are ringing off the wall with fat cat money promised for relocating outside the US.
I'd like to hear what Aussie and European members think about this, especially after the austerity measures needed for the Euro. It seems like Europe is better suited for the global business deals necessary with the ugly sausage making process that is needed.
I guess it is like the god debate, no matter what society thinks, we continue to roll along without such a thing, and with global trade, the market slowly but surely rolls along incrementally solving problems regardless of arguments.
Edit: Another thing to add to the argument, after reading Screwtape's Forbes link, is China's part of the equation which may also drive Obama's position