After a couple disruptive COVID years, the fine folks of the World Economic Forum took over the little Swiss town of Davos to discuss their management of the global commons. There was a lot of gloom, according to CNBC, as financial types considered what to do about rising prices, inflation, and feeding the world’s population. The spring weather was a departure from the norm, as the event is usually held in January. Some sunshine may have made it easier for the elite crowd to fork out $50 for a burrito!
Thought-leaders praised the idea of tracking individual carbon footprints to combat climate change and suggested the world needs a “re-calibration of a whole range of human rights” such as free speech, to fight “polarization.” Climate change still seems to be the biggest cover for the schemes of the Great Resetters. Financiers said that the short term pain (inflation, high costs) was “worth it” to de-carbonize the planet.
WEF founder Klaus Schwab said the future is not “happening” but is being “built” by the Davos crew. He urged his listeners to see themselves as “stakeholders” in issues that affect the globe. Talk of stakeholders may be unfamiliar, but for a while now, the biggest companies have been moving away from making great products for their shareholders, and considering “stakeholders” in business decisions.
Stakeholders can be people in the community, activists, minorities and almost anyone, whether they are patrons of your product or not. There are a lot of reasons why it’s not a great model. Crowder responded to Mr Schwab’s ideas with his usual acerbic style stating the obvious – we can’t all be stakeholders. Who decides what constitutes “progress”?