The Global Elite meet to discuss the Vox Populi

Davos, Switzerland It goes without saying that if you ask a room full of delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos if they think globalization is a good thing, the majority will say yes. At the start of a panel today on “Saving Economic Globalization from Itself,” Quartz’s Kevin Delaney asked for a show…

via At Davos, cheerleaders for globalization puzzle over how to save it from itself — Quartz

Freedom Rider: Oligarch Jeff Bezos

Desultory Heroics

By Margaret Kimberley

Source: Intrepid Report

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $105 billion and is the richest man in the world. But he is not just the richest man at this moment in history. He is the richest person who has ever lived. As of 2017 he and seven other billionaires had a collective net worth equal to that of the poorest 3.6 billion people on earth.

These figures have been in the news of late but without much useful analysis. The corporate media refuse to state what is obvious. Namely that inequality is worse around the world precisely because these super rich people demand it.

While pundits and politicians go on breathlessly about oligarchs in Russia, they seldom take a look at the wealthiest in their own backyard and the control they exert over the lives of millions of people. When Amazon announced it would…

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