Klaus Schwab, founder, and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF)—an organization made up of the world’s political, economic, and cultural elites meets annually in Davos, Switzerland. The idea of the Great Reset can be traced at least as far back as the inception of the WEF, originally founded as the European Management Forum, in 1971. In that same year, Schwab, an engineer, and economist by training, published his first book, Modern Enterprise Management in Mechanical Engineering. It was in this book that Schwab first introduced the concept he would later call “stakeholder capitalism,” arguing “that the management of a modern enterprise must serve not only shareholders but all stakeholders to achieve long-term growth and prosperity.” Schwab and the WEF have promoted the idea of stakeholder capitalism ever since. They can take credit for the stakeholder and public-private partnership rhetoric and policies embraced by governments, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and international governance bodies worldwide.
The goals of the Great Reset are quite specific. They are:
“You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy about it.” Instead, you’ll rent everything you need, and it’ll be delivered by drone right to your door.
“The U.S. won’t be the world’s leading superpower.” Instead, a handful of countries will dominate together.
“You won’t die waiting for an organ donor”. Rather than transplanting organs from deceased donors, custom organs will be 3D printed on demand. Yes, but only if your social credit score is high enough.
“You’ll eat much less meat”. Meat will be “an occasional treat, not a staple, for the good of the environment and our health”.
“A billion people will be displaced by climate change” — As a result, countries will have to prepare to welcome more refugees.
“Polluters will have to pay to emit carbon dioxide”. To eliminate fossil fuels, there will be a global price on carbon.
“You could be preparing to go to Mars”. Scientists “will have worked out how to keep you healthy in space,” thus opening up the possibility of becoming a space-faring race and colonizing other planets.
“Western values will have been tested to the breaking point.” This means that the Western culture and our shared values will slowly become extinct.
Some noted participants in the 2022 Davos conference include John W. Hickenlooper, Senator from Colorado (D), Amy Weaver, President and Chief Financial Officer, Salesforce, Eric Cantor, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company, Brad Smith, President and Vice-Chair, Microsoft, John Tuttle, Vice-Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer, NYSE, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, Christopher A. Coons, Senator from Delaware (D), Debra Fischer, Senator from Nebraska (R), Patrick J. Leahy, Senator from Vermont (D Robert Menendez, Senator from New Jersey (D), Roger F. Wicker, Senator from Mississippi (R), Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer, Moderna, Michael McCaul, Congressman from Texas (R), Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, Gregory W. Meeks, Congressman from New York (D), John F. Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate of the United States of America, William H. Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more.
There follows an overview of WEF Young Global Leaders (2005-2021) and Global Leaders for Tomorrow (1993-2003) in politics and the media. The list may not be exhaustive.
Politics and Policy
California Governor Gavin Newsom (selected in 2005), Pete Buttigieg (Presidential candidate in 2020, Secretary of Transportation since 2021, selected in 2019), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (selected in 2015), Chelsea Clinton (Clinton Foundation board member), Huma Abedin (Hillary Clinton aide, selected in 2012), Nikki Haley (US ambassador to the UN, 2017-2018), Samantha Power (US ambassador to the UN, 2013-2017, USAID Administrator since 2021), Ian Bremmer (founder of Eurasia Group), Bill Browder (initiator of the Magnitsky Act), Jonathan Soros (son of George Soros), Kenneth Roth (director of “Human Rights Watch” since 1993), Paul Krugman (economist, selected in 1995), Lawrence Summers (former World Bank Chief Economist, former US Treasury Secretary, former Harvard University President, selected in 1993), Alicia Garza (co-founder of Black Lives Matter, selected in 2020), Stéphane Bancel (Moderna CEO), Jeffrey Zients (White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, selected in 2003).
CNN host Fareed Zakaria (2001), CNN anchor Anderson Cooper (2008), CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta (2010), Andrew Ross Sorkin (New York Times, 2007), Thomas Friedman (New York Times, 1995), George Stephanopoulos (ABC News, 1993), Lachlan Murdoch (CEO of Fox Corporation, 1997), Maria Bartiromo (Fox Business).
Technology and Social Media
Microsoft founder Bill Gates (1993), former Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer (selected in 1995), Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (1998), Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page (2002/2005), former Google CEO Eric Schmidt (2001-2017, selected in 1997), Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales (2007), PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel (2007), Elon Musk (2008), eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar (1999), Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (2009), Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (2007), Google Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen (2014).
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