Feb 3, 2020, 10:05 AM
(discuss incentives that produce conspiracies of common interest – and managed decline/equilibrium)(real conspiracy is ‘all’ rather than each nation competing an the market driving all upward)
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM – DAVOS
BILDERBERG GROUP CONFERNECE
MOUNT PELERIN SOCIETY
WTO – World Trade Organization,
IMF – International Monetary Fund,
THE UNITED NATIONS
“Davos Man” is a neologism referring to the global elite of wealthy (predominantly) men, whose members view themselves as completely “international”. According to political scientist Samuel P. Huntington, who is credited with inventing the phrase “Davos Man”, they are people who “have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the élite’s global operations”. In his 2004 article “Dead Souls: The Denationalization of the American Elite”, Huntington argues that this international perspective is a minority elitist position not shared by the nationalist majority of the people.
Davos men supposedly see their identity as a matter of personal choice, not an accident of birth. John Fonte of the Hudson Institute has suggested that the transnational ideology of Davos Man represents a major challenge to Francis Fukuyama’s assertion that liberal democracy represents the fulfillment of The End of History and the Last Man.
Hernando de Soto Polar said that although internationally connected, each country’s elite lives in a bell jar in the sense of being out of touch with its own populace. Their isolation fosters a tendency to be oblivious to the fate of their fellow citizens.
Lawrence Summers refers to this concept as the “stateless elites”, tied more to the success of the global economy than to any nation, and views it as eroding support for continuing globalization