With a world recession looming, slides in the stock market
and capitalism generally entering a period of crisis you would expect the first
day of the World Economics Forum to be the site of a serious discussion and
plans for the future; not so.
One delegate cited the maxim, ‘If the US economy sneezes the
rest of the world catches a cold’ and in response an economics professor stated
that ‘The US is going to have a protracted case of pneumonia.’ The US delegate
said the world may only get the ‘sniffles.’ It appears that in its time of
crisis capital turns to see a bunch of morons at the helm who can’t get beyond
On top of this the forum was host to Prince Andrew, who found
it all very amusing, and was pictured laughing (well what does he care if good
working people are facing problems?). Great form for the British trade envoy.
But the icing on the cake; who else in a moment of crisis is
invited to debate all our fates? None other than Emma Thompson (actor) and the
economic mastermind Bono from U2.
It’s time we got these fools out, then at least some serious
discussion can be brought to the fore!