Selected Articles: Focus on the Davos World Economic Forum (2017-2020)

23 January 2020 — Global Research

Trump Parties in Davos While Ordinary Americans Struggle to Make Ends Meet

By Stephen Lendman, January 23 2020

The annual Davos billionaire’s ball — aka World Economic Forum — continues until Friday. Countless millions of US households face unacceptable choices between paying rent or servicing mortgages, seeking high-cost medical care when needed, heating homes in winter, feeding family members, and juggling other expenses — a disturbing reality far removed from Trump’s luxury lifestyle. A massive disconnect exists between soaring equity prices and dismal economic conditions for most Americans. Read more…

Continue reading

World’s Super Rich Meet in Davos to Discuss the Climate Change Problem they Created

22 January 2020 — Mint Press

Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see climate change, inequality and capitalism as bound together.

Continue reading

A Progressive ‘Artifice’ of Democratic Impotence: The ‘World’ Finally ‘Gets It’ By Alastair Crooke

28 January 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Antonio Gramsci described an interregnum as a time “when the old is dying and the new cannot be born… in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms pertain.” In such periods, the new is perceived as mad, bad and dangerous to contemplate.

Continue reading

Brazil’s Bolsonaro sings a song of human folly at Davos By Pepe Escobar

23 January 2019 — Greanville Post

New president spoke at the WEF this week, to the despair of environmentalists, who say his government poses a serious threat to the ‘Lungs of the world’

Jair Bolsonaro gives a keynote address to the World Economic Forum annual meeting on January 22, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. “Come to Brazil and enrich yourselves!”

Continue reading

Report to Davos meeting points to deepening contradictions of global capitalism By Nick Beams

18 January 2019 — WSWS

The report prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for its annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, next week presents a picture of the ongoing disintegration of all the mechanisms—economic, political and ideological—that have served to sustain the global capitalist order in the post-war period.

Continue reading