Adore alliteration. Anyway.
Have finally finished Progress and the Invisible Hand, which was published in 1998. Interesting discussions around what human progress entails and how changing theories of economics tie into it. And why we might just be going to hell in a hand basket because of it.
Having not noted the page or particular sentence (paragraph?), one of the many points is how difficult the role of governing a country has become, in what is, essentially, a global economy. Which leads me to the entirely unoriginal wondering (given that science fiction writers have used the device for decades) if it is time, in these days of global travel, of a global economy, global communication, global environmental stresses - is it time for a global government?