The December issue of The Hillsdale College publication Imprimis was titled, “What Is the Great Reset?” Please follow the link to read the entire article. It is one of the most rational explanations of The Great Reset that I have seen. I will post a short summary of some of the highlights here.
The article reports:
…just last year, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF)—a famous organization made up of the world’s political, economic, and cultural elites that meets annually in Davos, Switzerland—and Thierry Malleret, co-founder and main author of the Monthly Barometer, published a book called COVID-19: The Great Reset. In the book, they define the Great Reset as a means of addressing the “weaknesses of capitalism” that were purportedly exposed by the COVID pandemic.
The concept behind the Great Reset is to change corporations from organizations accountable to shareholders to organizations accountable to stakeholders. This is an innocent-sounding way of moving from a free-market economy to a government-controlled economy. It involves using something (already in use) called the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) index to demand that corporations become ‘woke’ or be driven out of business.
The article reports:
In June 2020, at its 50th annual meeting, the WEF announced the Great Reset’s official launch, and a month later Schwab and Malleret published their book on COVID and the Great Reset. The book declared that COVID represents an “opportunity [that] can be seized”; that “we should take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to reimagine our world”; that “the moment must be seized to take advantage of this unique window of opportunity”; and that “[f]or those fortunate enough to find themselves in industries ‘naturally’ resilient to the pandemic”—think here of Big Tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon—“the crisis was not only more bearable, but even a source of profitable opportunities at a time of distress for the majority.”
The Great Reset aims to usher in a bewildering economic amalgam—Schwab’s stakeholder capitalism—which I have called “corporate socialism” and Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has called “communist capitalism.”
The article notes:
Other developments that advance the Great Reset agenda have included unfettered immigration, travel restrictions for otherwise legal border crossing, the Federal Reserve’s unrestrained printing of money and the subsequent inflation, increased taxation, increased dependence on the state, broken supply chains, the restrictions and job losses due to vaccine mandates, and the prospect of personal carbon allowances.
Such policies reflect the “fairness” aspect of the Great Reset—fairness requires lowering the economic status of people in wealthier nations like the U.S. relative to that of people in poorer regions of the world. One of the functions of woke ideology is to make the majority in developed countries feel guilty about their wealth, which the elites aim to reset downwards—except, one notices, for the elites themselves, who need to be rich in order to fly in their private jets to Davos each year.
The lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in one of the greatest transfers of wealth in world history. Small, independent businessmen were driven out of business while companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, etc. amassed great wealth. I suspect that was not a coincidence.
Please follow the link to read the entire article. This is something that all Americans need to know.