[Brave Ukrainian women trying to show the naked truth to the ideologically blindfolded.]
"The world is in a total burn out state, and Davos is a kind of "sanatorium", a platform to understand what is happening in the world..."
... says the WEF Founder and CEO,
Professor Dr. Klaus Schwab
Behind closed doors the carefully selected participants regurgitate the same old ideologies, in the same old and unproductive frontal podium and audience setting.
Everybody knows that this is only an annual ritual of vanities, a contact platform destined for those who control the economy as well as the lame stream media.
All participants adhere to the growth ideology. None demonstrates an understanding of limits.
Their ultimate "wisdom" amounts to pious wishing for change - a circus of words and empty promises.
Those interviewed are left-wing or right-wing members of the discipline of economics.
The only crisis they see is financial and jobs. If the environment enters the debate, the solution is more of the same: Growth!, this time "green", according to the latest fad of UNEP, the Green Economy Initiative".
Their religion is HOT - Hope-Optimism-Technology - the cures for all so-called "challenges".
As if Technology could recreate depleted resources or revive extinct species or repair destroyed environments and a spoiled climate.
Davos is by no means a sanatorium. Davos is Business As Usual, in line with the WEF's guiding principle:
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A December 2011 WEF Newsletter announced:|
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland 25-29 January
The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models
The contextual change at the top of minds remains the rebalancing and deleveraging that is reshaping the global economy. In the near term, this transformation is seen in the context of how developed countries will deleverage without falling back into recession and how emerging countries will curb inflation and avoid future economic bubbles. In the long term, both will play out as the population of our interdependent world not only passes 7 billion but is also interconnected through information technology on a historic scale. The net result will be transformational changes in social values, resource needs and technological advances as never before. In either context, the necessary conceptual models do not exist from which to develop a systemic understanding of the great transformations taking place now and in the future.
It is hubris to frame this transition as a global “management” problem of integrating people, systems and technologies. It is an indisputable leadership challenge that ultimately requires new models, bold ideas and personal courage to ensure that this century improves the human condition rather than capping its potential. Thus, the Annual Meeting 2012 will convene under the theme, The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models, whereby leaders return to their core purpose of defining what the future should look like, aligning stakeholders [Really? Compare stakeholders image] around that vision and inspiring their institutions to realize that vision.
Some introductory ideas by Professor Klaus Schwab on the theme of the Annual Meeting 2012.
For more information, please e-mail: AnnualMeeting@weforum.org
On a finite planet economic and population growth are suicide for humanity!
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