Conjoining the Incommensurables at the WEF Davos Forum of 2023
TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 23 Jan 2023
Freudian Economics Underlying Stakeholder Capitalism
The World Economic Forum is renowned for its promotion of “stakeholder capitalism”, as articulated by its founder Klaus Schwab (Stakeholder Capitalism: a global economy that works for progress, people and planet, 2021; What is stakeholder capitalism? World Economic Forum, 22 January 2021). The irony of any potential Freudian connotations is ignored.
As previously, the role of prostitutes at the Davos Forum is variously noted by the media:
- Prostitutes gather in Davos for annual meeting of global elite (The Daily Telegraph, 19 January 2023)
- Sex and the Summit: how prostitution blooms during World Economic Forum in Davos (Firstpost, 18 January 2023)
- ‘Dark side of Davos’ revealed as global elite bookings for sex workers soar (GulfInsider, 18 January 2023)
- How sex workers find lucrative opportunities at the World Economic Forum in Davos (MoneyControl, 18 January 2023)
- Demand for Prostitutes Spikes in Davos as World Economic Forum Begins: Reports (Breitbart, 17 January 2023)
- Prostitutes charge Davos attendees $2,500 a night as sex work demand booms (New York Post, 18 January 2023)
- “Sex, sleaze, and drugs” is what WEF is all about (TFI Global, 18 January 2023)
- Prostitutes gather in Davos for annual meeting of global elite – where demand for sexual services rockets during economic summit (Daily Mail, 17 January 2023)
- The dark side of Davos: a den of prostitution and predators (The Times, January 2023)
- Prostitutes Join the World Elites at Davos (PJ Media, 17 January 2023)
- Davos Latest: Prostitutes Working Overtime (The Daily Squib, 17 January 2023)
- Davos sex workers say business is booming (Indy100, 17 January 2023)
- High Class Prostitute Reveals How Business Rockets at Davos Summit (CF, 17 January 2023)
- High-Priced Prostitutes Descend on Davos for “High-Powered” Leaders at World Economic Forum (Survival, 17 January 2023)
- Business booming for sex workers in Davos as prostitution rises during World Economic Forum (Free Press Journal, 17 January 2023)
- World Economic Forum Davos: Escort-Agenturen bereits ausgebucht (Exxpress, 5 January 2023)
- Escort agencies are booked solid for Davos forum (RT News, 16 January 2023; Health Impact News, 16 January 2023; The Wentworth Report, 17 January 2023).
Sexual harassment by wealthy men at WEF is allegedly so common that women are advised not to go out alone (Davos 2020: Claims of sexual harassment and use of sex workers during gathering, I News, 23 March 2020).
From Freudian Economics to Planetary Impalement?
- Akhilesh Ganti: Freudian Motivation Theory: how it shapes investor behavior (Investopedia, 30 December 2020)
- Briana S. Last: The Id and the Nudge: where Freud meets behavioural economics (Psyche, 20 September 2021)
- Lawrence Birken: Freud’s “Economic Hypothesis”: from Homo Oeconomicus to Homo Sexualis (American Imago, 56, 1999, 4)
- Olivia Goldhill: Politicians used Freudian ideas to first convince Americans they needed capitalism (Quartz, 7 May 2017)
- Timothy Garton Ash: When economists ignore the human factor, we all pay the price (The Guardian, 5 February 2016)
- Julien-François Gerber: The Psychoanalytic Critique of Capitalism: elements for an overview (Psychotherapy and Politics International, 20, 2022, 1-2)
- Muel Kaptein: The Moral Duty to Love One’s Stakeholders (Journal of Business Ethics, 180, 2022)
- Stephen A. Linstead and Garance Maréchal: How to overcome phallus-obsessed, toxic masculinity (The Conversation, 4 November 2017)
Anthony Judge is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment and mainly known for his career at the Union of International Associations (UIA), where he has been Director of Communications and Research, as well as Assistant Secretary-General. He was responsible at the UIA for the development of interlinked databases and for publications based on those databases, mainly the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, the Yearbook of International Organizations, and the International Congress Calendar. Judge has also personally authored a collection of over 1,600 documents of relevance to governance and strategy-making. All these papers are freely available on his personal website Laetus in Praesens. Now retired from the UIA, he is continuing his research within the context of an initiative called Union of Imaginable Associations. Judge is an Australian born in Egypt, a thinker, an author, and lives in Brussels. His TMS articles may be accessed HERE. (Wikipedia)
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