If you went out on the streets and asked average Americans what the “World Economic Forum” is, how many of them do you think would be able to tell you what it is? Not very many. But it is one of the most important international economic organizations in the world. It is a non-profit foundation that holds a meeting for world power brokers and key executives from 1,000 of the world’s most powerful companies every year for five days in Davos, Switzerland. You can kind of think of it as a much larger and much more public Bilderberg Group. The meetings this year were held from January 27th to January 31st, and there was such little coverage in the American media that you would think that the meetings were of little importance.
Even though we hear very, very little about the World Economic Forum in the U.S. media, the truth is that key global economic policy decisions are made each year at Davos, and often new global initiatives are launched during the meetings. For example, the Global Health Initiative was launched by Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in 2002. This year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation decided to announce at the World Economic Forum that the foundation will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop, and deliver vaccines in poor and developing countries.
The theme of this year’s meetings was “Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild”, and most of the attendees seemed to recognize that the state of the world economy is not good. In fact, Spiegel is reporting that the message coming out of the World Economic Forum was that 2010 was going to be a “terrible” year for the world economy.
But why is there such little coverage of such an important global conference in the media?
After all, past attendees of the World Economic Forum include Ban Ki-moon, Condoleezza Rice, Gordon Brown, Hamid Karzai, Queen Rania of Jordan, Shimon Peres, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Bono, Tony Blair, Angela Merkel, Dmitry Medvedev, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela.
Very big names gathering each year to make very big decisions about our economic future – shouldn’t that be newsworthy?
But the truth is that the American press mostly ignores the World Economic Forum for the same reasons why it mostly ignores the Bilderberg Group.
The reality is that the elitist global organizations that make the real decisions don’t want us to realize how important they really are.
We aren’t supposed to understand that global policies that impact us all are made on a global level by unelected global elitists who care very little about you and I.
If you do not know about the World Economic Forum, you need to find out.
After all, they are making decisions that are going to affect your future.