on January 24, 2020
You’re probably well aware of my view of Davos as a so called “global health event” by now. Earlier this week, an observer in my country – a wealth fund manager, mind you – labelled Davos “organized crony capitalism”, which is probably not too far from the truth. The people “inside” Davos tend to call it a ‘superior networking opportunity’, though 😊. Paraphrasing Klaus Schwab, who thanked the Donald for “his multiple contributions to a more inclusive America” after his speech, fortunately, all this networking in Davos takes place with a view on “a better, more sustainable and more inclusive” world.
Anyway, I won’t really go into that in this week’s intro. Instead, I would like to draw your attention to one of the focal areas of this year’s Oxfam report on global economic inequality, published in the run-up to Davos: why we need, urgently, a global care economy (and feminist economics). A key quote perhaps: “Economic inequality is out of control. In 2019...