This year’s glorious conference is about ‘Responsive & Responsible Leadership (batteries not included)’, and boy, howdy, are we working to protect the Rabble Class, because if we don’t…y’all just might revolt globally, and then where would we be? But seriously, folks: we know what’s best for you, and we’re here to show you why and how technology is the global wave of the future, including artificial intelligence and IT and universal connectivity, and the many sectors that not only require is to run efficiently, but will enhance the lives of even small farmers. Oh, I forgot: it will lead to more leisure time, as well. Win-win, we call it.
First, I want to mention that some disapproving cretin named Gerald Celente was on that goddammed Roosian-funded station actually mocking the participants who engage in a simulation of a refugee’s experience, where Davos attendees crawl on their hands and knees and pretend to flee from advancing armies.
Fuxsake, it’s one of our most popular events every year.! Then the jerk had the effrontery to say:
“Well, this is a camp for billionaires, and they are acting like they are little campers. These are the kind of people that in the US they put ‘no bullying zones’ in school, as though it is going to stop things. And it is cowardly of them, as well, because none of them talk about the cause and effect of what is causing the great refugee crisis. It couldn’t be because of the destruction of Iraq. No, that has nothing to do with it – that has killed over a million people. It has nothing to do with the destruction of Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. It has nothing to do with the US, NATO, and its coalition of the killing, slaughtering people throughout Syria and forcing them to leave their homes…”
“Why did they [refugees] flee? It couldn’t be because of President Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace of crap prize winner, decided that [Muammar] Gaddafi has to go – along with NATO and other countries. They are the ones that caused this crisis. You have these little billionaires with bad attitudes and a lot of money playing in their billionaires’ club. Let’s play! And it is according to the New York Times, one of the most notable performances of this charade.”
Well, harrrumph to detractors. Did he create the world in six days as we did?
But let’s take a look at the ways we care about fancial wealth disparity; there are hordes of ideas as to how to fix it.
(Lagarde is suggesting wealth re-distribution? others? rising tides raise all boats.) hmmmm.
as to war and peace: we care harder©…
but oy, we have your backs on the Fourth Industrial Revolution that’s afoot, and how you should respond (a snippet):
“In the future, technological innovation will also lead to a supply-side miracle, with long-term gains in efficiency and productivity. Transportation and communication costs will drop, logistics and global supply chains will become more effective, and the cost of trade will diminish, all of which will open new markets and drive economic growth.
At the same time, as the economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee have pointed out, the revolution could yield greater inequality, particularly in its potential to disrupt labor markets. As automation substitutes for labor across the entire economy, the net displacement of workers by machines might exacerbate the gap between returns to capital and returns to labor. On the other hand, it is also possible that the displacement of workers by technology will, in aggregate, result in a net increase in safe and rewarding jobs.”
As to ‘Which technologies could most powerfully transform the lives of smallholder farmers?, read all five, and see if you don’t agree that IT connectivity isn’t a major solution to world hunger. You can also read:
One great session was ‘A Basic Income for All: Dream or Delusion?’, and yes, we agree that the devil’s in the details. But as the global labour force is changing radically, one of these schemes might obviate the need for national safety nets, and you can always trust your life to the oligarchs who serve you.
A few other speeches from the Twittersphere; take your pick.
see how sensitively egalitarian we really are; we feel yer pain! (first ©, wm j. clinton)?
We dug up Henry, and asked him to speak!
my best love, kisses, and $ to you, Klaus von Schwab.
unknown blogger, alter ego of von Schwabbie here…
‘WEF 201’7 on twitter; have fun; add yer own…choices.