Comments on: Three-and-a-half questions for the Davos gurus http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/14/three-and-a-half-questions-for-the-davos-gurus/ World Economic Forum Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: permaculture http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/14/three-and-a-half-questions-for-the-davos-gurus/#comment-16736 Fri, 27 May 2011 18:30:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=885#comment-16736 a glib globacrat Reagonomic response would be “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem”.

But thats too simple.

The global governance system has become the special domain of transnational capitalism which is unique

Journalist Nicholas Shaxson (Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens) and professor William I Robinson (Crisis in Global Capitalism and 21st Century Fasicism) tell us more.

During decolonisation, with the creation of many new member states the UN had a renaissance with all sorts of proposals for creating a more just and sustainable world order.

Guess what, all of those proposals where shutdown and sidelined. i.e. Reagon on UNESCO for instance.

Vijay Prishad details this in The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World

]]>
By: hujintaosson http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/14/three-and-a-half-questions-for-the-davos-gurus/#comment-16417 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:35:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=885#comment-16417 stanrich, I don’t think any of them have a 6 figure salary. More like an 8 or 9 figure salary.

]]>
By: stanrich http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/14/three-and-a-half-questions-for-the-davos-gurus/#comment-16415 Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:47:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=885#comment-16415 Hmmm, does anybody really believe that a bunch of bureaucrats making six and seven figure salaries, meeting at a five-star resort, all expenses paid, are going to come up with anything even REMOTELY like a solution to the problems they outline?

The real problem here is, the people “in charge” of finding solutions have never known a day of hardship or privation in their entire lives! They will never be plank-owners of the really serious problems like food shortages, housing or oppression because they have never experienced them and never will.

We will never, ever see solutions until the people responsible for solving some of these issues have “been there and done that”.

]]>
By: Gotthardbahn http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/14/three-and-a-half-questions-for-the-davos-gurus/#comment-16397 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:00:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=885#comment-16397 A witty, well-argued column. Save us all from the global governance types! Free-market decentralization is much preferable – and less costly too.

]]>