The World Economic Forum, which kicked off in Davos, Switzerland earlier this week, posted a shocking graphic on Twitter as the conference kicked off that contained a quote from a Danish parliament member.
According to the tweet, MP Ida Auken reportedly said, “Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better” — implying that the global elite has something much worse than a mere dystopian future planned for the vast majority of people on the planet — an existence devoid of rights, possessions, and, likely, any say in our futures.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) December 12, 2016
All said, at least some participants are talking a good game and surprisingly, that includes the United States.
“U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said Wednesday that the world needs to shift to a new trading system that aims to promote inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability–saying that the current version of globalization is ‘running into some limitations’ by creating income inequality,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Ms. Tai warned that the shift to a new economic system will require governments and businesses to put in extra work and face changes including less efficiency and added costs.”