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· The author explains how both the World Economic Forum in Davos and a Donkey Kong livestream at the Women's March attended by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez symbolize cultural turning points.
· How has Ocasio-Cortez connected with her audience to garner support? In what ways can donors contribute to efforts supporting marginalized communities?
This week we may have passed a cultural milestone.
This was a week when the world’s richest and most powerful gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss how to make the world better. As a confab of the elite, Davos has come to symbolize the persistence of a particularly extreme form of capitalism. No one there among the presidents, prime ministers, and billionaires is seriously looking at upending the system that lifts them ever higher while dropping the have-nots ever lower.
But while the Davos set gabs about global poverty, Financial Times commentator Edward Luce points out on the Deep State Radio podcast, the word “inequality” isn’t on the agenda. They are certain they can save the world and maintain their exalted position in it.
The scene is divorced from reality as most Americans experience it. This is all happening during a federal government shutdown now extending into its second month that has made 800,000 federal workers go without pay, plus another 1.2 million contractors who not only aren’t being paid, but won’t receive back pay when the shutdown ends. (As of Friday, Jan. 25, there was a tentative agreement to reopen the government for three weeks so a budget could be negotiated.)
Read the full article about the World Economic Forum in Davos by Chris Winters at YES! Magazine.