The elite of the worlds of high finance, corporations, politics, public relations, the media and economics are gathered in snow-bound Davos to attend packed talks, conferences, meetings, dinners and parties. But do these posturing experts really look at the world’s economic challenges? To counter-balance this trendy social event I am listing a dozen radical but vital topics which will NOT be addressed by this Forum:
- The fundamental incompatibility of the teachings of Muhammad and Capitalism
- Mafia infiltration of global corporations
- The rape of African resources by foreign investors
- The strengthening and enlargement of cooperatives
- The weakness of labor’s (such as ILO) representation and global effectiveness
- The uncontrolled chaos of global commodity markets
- Could a global currency replace the Dollar, the Euro, or the Pound as the basis of transactions. What would follow the collapse of the Euro?
- Could a new monetary exchange, such as Bitcoin, be effectively introduced by governments?
- How could corporations be stopped from evading national taxation?
- What steps must be taken to provide jobs for billions of youngsters over the next decades? Are economic expectations of our children realistically headed downwards?
- Are we facing up to the economic challenges of strengthening education through the internet?
- Has capitalism enhanced the revolutionary goal of “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” or downgraded it?
Perhaps one of the above will be discussed in Davos 2016 ?