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(Publisher’s Note: “From the standpoint of Biblical Prophecy, this is one of the most exciting events that could possibly take place at the present time. You will notice that it is an annual meeting of the most important people in the world arena of Finance and Politics. They meet yearly with one objective and that is to work within their power to bring in about a Global Government, economic, political and even religious. This particular meeting will be one in which they will try to seek ways to impede the effect that the Presidency of Donald J. Trump and Great Britain leaving the European Union (EU) will have on the goals of the New World Order (NWO). There is no doubt in our mind that the effort of the Intelligence Community and others in America to delegitimize the Trump Presidency may very well be tied to this group of people. Collectively they have the wealth and the influence to accomplish their goals. It is our opinion that the effort of Great Britain (Brexit) and the election of Trump, is a bloodless revolution on the part of the common people in both countries that has risen up, through the election process to take their nations back from these Global Elitists before they are reduced to total serfdom. Please read in connection to this article Rev. Chapter 13.)”
The New York Times Jan. 16, 2017
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How Davos Brings the Global Elite Together
Heads of state, captains of industry, prominent academics, philanthropists and a retinue of journalists, celebrities and hangers-on will descend Tuesday on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.
For most of the year, Davos is a resort town high in the Swiss Alps with a population of just 11,000. But for two weeks each January, the town’s population swells to 30,000 as the global elite meet for a series of meetings and discussions about “entrepreneurship in the global public interest,” in what could be described as world’s most expensive networking event.
Beyond the events on the conference’s official calendar are an even more
In 1971, Klaus Schwab, a German economics professor, founded the European Economic Forum, which began as a conference for European business leaders to discuss catching up with American management processes.CreditLaurent Gillieron/European Pressphoto Agency
What Is the Forum?
Founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab, a German economics professor, the European Economic Forum began as a conference for European business leaders to discuss catching up with American management processes. Two years later, the conference had shifted its focus to global economic and social issues, and the first political leaders were invited to attend.
In 1987 the organization was renamed the World Economic Forum, and its annual conference was well enough known to be referred to simply as Davos. The conference has been the site of several historic meetings, including two in 1989: the first ministerial-level meeting between North and South Korea, and another between the leaders of East and West Germany.
As the prestige of the conference grew, more politicians, thought leaders and celebrities began attending the event.
Davos elite gather amid globalization backlash
Kim Hjelmgaard , USA TODAYPublished 12:04 a.m. ET Jan. 16, 2017
Around the globe last year, voters evicted establishment politicians and leaders. Now, quite a few of those cast out will nevertheless layer on expensive clothing and travel to a snowy Swiss resort this week to solve the world’s problems over fancy canapés and bottles of mineral water.
The World Economic Forum’s 47th annual four-day meeting begins Tuesday in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. More than 3,000 participants from 100 countries — including 1,200 CEOs, 50 heads of state and government, and dozens of public intellectuals, media titans and career social activists — will attend the Alpine gathering.
The theme of this year’s confab, “Responsive and Responsible Leadership,” is likely a veiled reference to any number of shake-ups on the world stage in 2016. That list includes the surprise election of Donald Trump in the United States; Britain’s decision to jettison decades of European Union membership with Brexit; the surge in support for far-right and isolationist populist groups from France to Poland to the Philippines; Turkey’s slide toward authoritarianism; and a resurgent and trouble-making Russia.
“Many people are living in precarious situations and searching for identity and meaning in a fast-changing world,” said Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, explaining this year’s theme in a briefing. “They want to regain their sense of purpose.”
David Callaway, a Davos veteran and former USA TODAY editor-in-chief who is now CEO at The Street, a financial news and services firm, said the theme reflects the multi-pronged attack on globalization that played out over the past year.
“Not just Trump, but Brexit, (Philippine President Rodrigo) Duterte, (French far-right presidential candidate Marine) Le Pen, the list goes on,” Callaway said. “The very underpinnings of what makes Davos such a special event each year are under attack across the globe. Now more than ever, corporate and academic leaders need to make their voices heard on the importance of working together — and heard by the new political elite.”
That may prove challenging. Raging socio-economic culture wars over “fake news,” allegations of Russia meddling in the U.S. elections, the sense that political protocols and standards are eroding, and the possibility of protectionist trade policies — all are sowing deep divisions among populations and countries.
And few among the new elite will make the trip. With President-elect Trump’s inauguration Friday, his new administration will be represented by just one person: Anthony Scaramucci, an entrepreneur and writer.
“The challenge for elites attending this year is to figure out what to do about those who have been left behind by globalization,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Markit, a consultancy. “If in a year from now, there are still the same cast of characters coming to Davos but no real change, this conference will seem irrelevant.”