‘It feels like I’m at a firefighters conference and no one’s allowed to speak about water.’ — This historian wasn’t afraid to confront the billionaires at Davos about their greed pic.twitter.com/TiXSJZd89M
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Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists, turned heads in Davos after saying he found the conference’s mix of indulgence and its mission of global problem-solving puzzling.
“I mean 1500 private jets have flown in here to hear Sir David Attenborough speak about how we’re wrecking the planet,” Bregman said.
“I hear people talking the language of participation and justice and equality and transparency.
“But then almost no one raises the real issue of tax avoidance. And of the rich just not paying their fair share. It feels like I’m at a firefighters conference and no one is allowed to speak about water.”
It’s like there’s a global outbreak of awareness going on and the internet is helping it spread.