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Who are ‘Davos Man’ and ‘Davos Woman’?

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Who are ‘Davos Man’ and ‘Davos Woman’?

Anyone watching or reading media coverage of the upcoming 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) is bound to come across the terms "Davos Man" or "Davos Woman," but who are these mysterious figures?

Davos is the Swiss Alpine resort where the Forum is held every year, and has been since its inception in 1971, and the name of the town has become largely interchangeable with WEF itself.
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For this reason, "Davos Man" has itself become synonymous with a stereotyped figure of a typical participant of the Forum — rich and powerful, perhaps out of touch, but most of all representative of the global elite.

The phrase "Davos Man" was credited to Samuel P. Huntington, a political scientist who spent the majority of his working life at Harvard University. In 2004, he wrote a paper about elites and "an emerging global superclass" of "Davos men" or "gold-collar workers."

"The rewards of an increasingly integrated global economy have brought forth a new global elite. Labeled 'Davos Men,' 'gold-collar workers' or… 'cosmocrats', this emerging class is empowered by new notions of global connectedness. It includes academics, international civil servants and executives in global companies, as well as successful high-technology entrepreneurs," Huntington wrote, citing an estimation that this elite would total 40 million people by 2010.

He said such global elites "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 elite's global operations."

Huntington added that such individuals were defined by their "involvement in transnational institutions, networks and activities" and that "someone whose loyalties, identities and involvements are purely national is less likely to rise to the top in business, academia, the media and the professions than someone who transcends these limits."

Despite the origin of the term, to encompass a globalized perspective, it has become somewhat broader in its application and is applied to the typical attendee — generally, a rich and powerful or influential man.

"Davos Woman" is also spoken of, but as only 21 percent of WEF's 3,000 or so participants are women, the phrase is used a lot less.

WEF aims to bring together what it calls "stakeholders" in both public and private organizations and sectors, although membership is not cheap and certainly not for the less well-heeled.

Membership and partnership fees range from 60,000 Swiss francs ($62,243) to 600,000 Swiss francs, "depending on the level of engagement." Non-business participants in the meeting — from heads of state to leaders of the arts — do not pay to participate, however.

WEF has a loft ambition to "improve the state of the world" and it hopes to do so by enabling its attendants to discuss the world's problems and, in an ideal world, come to a shared conclusion on the action needed to resolve issues such as climate change, global inequality and poverty, to name but a few.

There has been a backlash against the globalization representative of WEF and Davos men and women, however, with the rise of nationalism and politicians such as Donald Trump who promotes an "America First" policy, and public backlashes against big government, such as the Brexit vote in the U.K. that was seen as a reaction against "the elite," albeit an elusive and undefined one.

In business too, "Davos Man" and "Davos Woman's" days might be numbered. In 2017, Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists said the term "Davos Man" was becoming redundant as investors moved away from the global investing themes of Wall Street, typified by "Davos Man."

Instead, the strategists saw a shift towards "Joe Six-Pack," an "every man," everyday investor who was domestically focused.
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Re: Who are ‘Davos Man’ and ‘Davos Woman’?

Post by Ellen » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:08 am

"Davos Man" is not a compliment anymore. This is definitely a club you do NOT want to belong to.

The problem with these global elites is that they are more connected to each other through their cosmopolitan networks than to the people below them in the societies they live in and rule over. Yet, the problems and gross inequalities that globalization (encouraged by these Davos creatures) has created are causing mayhem and discontent mainly within societies - not between them.

Of course, any Middle Eastern dictator can tell you that when internal problems become too threatening for the ruling regime to handle, the easiest way out is to declare war on one's neighbors. This should rally the people in one's own society to the flag and direct their destructive energies outward, rather than inward. So, directly or indirectly, these Davos types are causing a lot of discontent, mayhem, and eventually we may see some civil wars or cross border wars emerging beyond the disintegrating Arab states that were the first casualties of globalization.

I don't know what can be done about Davos men and women and their hogging of the resources of the societies they run, leaving less and less for the lower social classes to enjoy. Somehow, one suspects there will be a settling of accounts, as in late 18th century France with Madame La Guillotine, or in the Russian Revolution. But to organize a revolution requires a lot of skill, devotion, long-term commitments, and ideological solidarity of the revolutionary cadres. I don't see these qualities in the street mobs in the United States or anywhere else. So, perhaps we will see a slow, grinding movement toward chaos, anarchy, and social breakdown.

How's that for an hors d'oeuvre at the next Davos gathering?

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Re: Who are ‘Davos Man’ and ‘Davos Woman’?

Post by Doc » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:26 pm

Ellen wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:08 am
"Davos Man" is not a compliment anymore. This is definitely a club you do NOT want to belong to.

The problem with these global elites is that they are more connected to each other through their cosmopolitan networks than to the people below them in the societies they live in and rule over. Yet, the problems and gross inequalities that globalization (encouraged by these Davos creatures) has created are causing mayhem and discontent mainly within societies - not between them.

Of course, any Middle Eastern dictator can tell you that when internal problems become too threatening for the ruling regime to handle, the easiest way out is to declare war on one's neighbors. This should rally the people in one's own society to the flag and direct their destructive energies outward, rather than inward. So, directly or indirectly, these Davos types are causing a lot of discontent, mayhem, and eventually we may see some civil wars or cross border wars emerging beyond the disintegrating Arab states that were the first casualties of globalization.

I don't know what can be done about Davos men and women and their hogging of the resources of the societies they run, leaving less and less for the lower social classes to enjoy. Somehow, one suspects there will be a settling of accounts, as in late 18th century France with Madame La Guillotine, or in the Russian Revolution. But to organize a revolution requires a lot of skill, devotion, long-term commitments, and ideological solidarity of the revolutionary cadres. I don't see these qualities in the street mobs in the United States or anywhere else. So, perhaps we will see a slow, grinding movement toward chaos, anarchy, and social breakdown.

How's that for an hors d'oeuvre at the next Davos gathering?
Have you seen their "Big Reset"? It parallel's what the American left wants to a high degree. I highly agree that they are in a bubble.

Back at the old Spengler Forum during the derivatives crisis David pointed out that the rich were bidding up food commodities as a means of making money when other avenues of investment were not there. The effect was food shortages and riots in the third world.

My point is that money invested like this is not creating anything but misery.

On the other hand you have someone like Elon Musk who almost went broke twice trying to build real things.

Seems like we need less Davosman and more Human.

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Re: Who are ‘Davos Man’ and ‘Davos Woman’?

Post by Ellen » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:22 pm

"Back at the old Spengler Forum during the derivatives crisis David pointed out that the rich were bidding up food commodities as a means of making money when other avenues of investment were not there. The effect was food shortages and riots in the third world."

Interesting Doc, I don't remember this point. But it seems eminently believable that the Davos creatures would do something like that.

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Re: Who are ‘Davos Man’ and ‘Davos Woman’?

Post by Doc » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:57 pm

Ellen wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:22 pm
"Back at the old Spengler Forum during the derivatives crisis David pointed out that the rich were bidding up food commodities as a means of making money when other avenues of investment were not there. The effect was food shortages and riots in the third world."

Interesting Doc, I don't remember this point. But it seems eminently believable that the Davos creatures would do something like that.
One Davosman example -- Mark Cuban:

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/1 ... iolations/

China Is ‘Our Customer’: Mark Cuban ‘OK’ Doing Business with China Despite Human Rights Violations
Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban claimed to condemn human rights abuses wherever they occur. Still, despite that China is one of the biggest abusers of human rights in the world, Cuban says he is “OK doing business with China.”

Cuban made his proclamation on a podcast with former Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said he claims to stand against human right abuses, even those in China, The Hill reported.

Kelly asked why he and the NBA claim to stand for human rights, but then seem to ignore the vast abuses perpetrated by their business partner, China.

“I personally put a priority on domestic issues. I’m against human rights violations around the world,” Cuban said, attempting to deflect from the question.

“Including the ones in China?” Kelly replied.

Cuban continued to try to deflect, saying, “China is not the only country with human rights violations.”

But Kelly pressed him on whether he condemns the abuses perpetrated by the Chinese.

“Yes, including China. Any human rights violations anywhere are wrong,” Cuban finally admitted. But Cuban still tried to steer the conversation away from his communist business partner by bringing up Turkey and Africa.

However, Kelly was not done pressing. “Why would the NBA take $500 million dollars-plus from a country that is engaging in ethnic cleansing?” she asked.

“So basically, you’re saying nobody should do business with China ever?” Cuban interjected.

“Why won’t you just answer my question?” Kelly pointedly asked.

“Because they are a customer,” he exclaimed. “They are a customer of ours, and guess what, Megyn? I’m OK with doing business with China. And so, we have to pick our battles. I wish we could solve all the world’s problems. But we can’t.”
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Re: Who are ‘Davos Man’ and ‘Davos Woman’?

Post by Milo » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:45 am

Doc wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Ellen wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:22 pm
"Back at the old Spengler Forum during the derivatives crisis David pointed out that the rich were bidding up food commodities as a means of making money when other avenues of investment were not there. The effect was food shortages and riots in the third world."

Interesting Doc, I don't remember this point. But it seems eminently believable that the Davos creatures would do something like that.
One Davosman example -- Mark Cuban:

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/1 ... iolations/

China Is ‘Our Customer’: Mark Cuban ‘OK’ Doing Business with China Despite Human Rights Violations
Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban claimed to condemn human rights abuses wherever they occur. Still, despite that China is one of the biggest abusers of human rights in the world, Cuban says he is “OK doing business with China.”

Cuban made his proclamation on a podcast with former Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said he claims to stand against human right abuses, even those in China, The Hill reported.

Kelly asked why he and the NBA claim to stand for human rights, but then seem to ignore the vast abuses perpetrated by their business partner, China.

“I personally put a priority on domestic issues. I’m against human rights violations around the world,” Cuban said, attempting to deflect from the question.

“Including the ones in China?” Kelly replied.

Cuban continued to try to deflect, saying, “China is not the only country with human rights violations.”

But Kelly pressed him on whether he condemns the abuses perpetrated by the Chinese.

“Yes, including China. Any human rights violations anywhere are wrong,” Cuban finally admitted. But Cuban still tried to steer the conversation away from his communist business partner by bringing up Turkey and Africa.

However, Kelly was not done pressing. “Why would the NBA take $500 million dollars-plus from a country that is engaging in ethnic cleansing?” she asked.

“So basically, you’re saying nobody should do business with China ever?” Cuban interjected.

“Why won’t you just answer my question?” Kelly pointedly asked.

“Because they are a customer,” he exclaimed. “They are a customer of ours, and guess what, Megyn? I’m OK with doing business with China. And so, we have to pick our battles. I wish we could solve all the world’s problems. But we can’t.”
Being as Cuban, through his team, supports BLM, Fox is going after him.

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Re: Who are ‘Davos Man’ and ‘Davos Woman’?

Post by Doc » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:13 am

Milo wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:45 am
Doc wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Ellen wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:22 pm
"Back at the old Spengler Forum during the derivatives crisis David pointed out that the rich were bidding up food commodities as a means of making money when other avenues of investment were not there. The effect was food shortages and riots in the third world."

Interesting Doc, I don't remember this point. But it seems eminently believable that the Davos creatures would do something like that.
One Davosman example -- Mark Cuban:

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/1 ... iolations/

China Is ‘Our Customer’: Mark Cuban ‘OK’ Doing Business with China Despite Human Rights Violations
Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban claimed to condemn human rights abuses wherever they occur. Still, despite that China is one of the biggest abusers of human rights in the world, Cuban says he is “OK doing business with China.”

Cuban made his proclamation on a podcast with former Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said he claims to stand against human right abuses, even those in China, The Hill reported.

Kelly asked why he and the NBA claim to stand for human rights, but then seem to ignore the vast abuses perpetrated by their business partner, China.

“I personally put a priority on domestic issues. I’m against human rights violations around the world,” Cuban said, attempting to deflect from the question.

“Including the ones in China?” Kelly replied.

Cuban continued to try to deflect, saying, “China is not the only country with human rights violations.”

But Kelly pressed him on whether he condemns the abuses perpetrated by the Chinese.

“Yes, including China. Any human rights violations anywhere are wrong,” Cuban finally admitted. But Cuban still tried to steer the conversation away from his communist business partner by bringing up Turkey and Africa.

However, Kelly was not done pressing. “Why would the NBA take $500 million dollars-plus from a country that is engaging in ethnic cleansing?” she asked.

“So basically, you’re saying nobody should do business with China ever?” Cuban interjected.

“Why won’t you just answer my question?” Kelly pointedly asked.

“Because they are a customer,” he exclaimed. “They are a customer of ours, and guess what, Megyn? I’m OK with doing business with China. And so, we have to pick our battles. I wish we could solve all the world’s problems. But we can’t.”
Being as Cuban, through his team, supports BLM, Fox is going after him.
The NBA as a whole has chosen to follow its economic self interests and support the authoritarian government in China. Which has also been accused supporting BLM and and Auntie Fa



Loudon names names probably isn't that hard to confirm many details
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