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Davos man thrives while the rest of us pay for his excesses

Davos man thrives while the rest of us pay for his excesses | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Davos is intellectually bankrupt. But the ideology it champions won't fall just by itself. Capitalism's dead end requires intellectual challengers, social movements and trade union leaders prepared to dare to reimagine their role."

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Very good comment in the Guardian by Will Hutton.

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Taking Back Globalization - Olivier De Schutter

Taking Back Globalization - Olivier De Schutter | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
At Davos this year, the world’s economic and political leaders stand warned: do globalization better, or it will be derailed by the growing legions of the discontented.

 

Excellent analysis by UN Special Food Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter of the failures of capitalist globalisation. See my further comments on http://3eintelligence.wordpress.com .

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The Challenge at Davos: A Crisis of Global Politics, Not Just the Economy

The Challenge at Davos: A Crisis of Global Politics, Not Just the Economy | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

Excellent analysis by Time of the demise of democratic politics and the rising success of state capitalism. But is "Davos Man" really ready for these uncomfortable questions and the necessary "Great Transformation"? 

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Radical new thinking was missing from Davos

Radical new thinking was missing from Davos | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Discussions at the World Economic Forum meeting focused largely on growth and left sustainable transformation at the periphery, says Chandran Nair...

 

Chandran Nair of the Global Insitute for Tomorrow hits the nail on the head with his evaluation of the Davos summit: political and business elites still shy away from the real and radical transformation. How could it be different as they have created the problems with their fundamentalist quasi-religious belief in uneconomic growth?

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Davos man weighs future of capitalism

Davos man weighs future of capitalism | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

The WEF's Schwab says capitalism's original distinction between the entrepreneur and the salaryman has been corrupted by excessive pay. He says top managers should not earn more than 20 times their lowest paid worker.

 

Does Mr Schwab practice what he preaches at WEF? Any of his lowest paid workers want to answer that question?

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