Known for being the entrepreneur who serves as CEO of Space X, Tesla, and Twitter, Elon Musk spoke out against the recent statements from Klaus Schwab, who serves as the current chairman of the World Economic Forum, in which he preached at the WEF Summit concerning an effort to “master the future.”
Known as the leading proponent for “stakeholder capitalism” in the world, Schwab issued his comments while attending an awards ceremony highlighting “cultural leaders” that have worked to try and promote ideals such as climate change.
“We couldn’t meet at a more challenging time,” exclaimed Schwab. “We are confronted with so many crises simultaneously. What does it need to master the future? I think to have a platform, where all stakeholders of global society are engaged; governments, business, civil society, young generation, and I could go on, I think is a first step to meet all the challenges.”
Musk went off on Schwab and his cobelligerents via social media, posting, “Master the Future’ doesn’t sound ominous at all. How is WEF/Davos even a thing? Are they trying to be the boss of Earth!?”
“Master the Future” doesn’t sound ominous at all … 🙄
How is WEF/Davos even a thing? Are they trying to be the boss of Earth!?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 17, 2023
Originally founded by Schwab, the WEF has proclaimed that its overall mission is to “demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. … Our activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society.”
All of this colorful language boils down to meaning that corporations should not be held accountable to their shareholders, instead, they should try to serve “societal aspirations,” as explained within the Davos Manifesto.
Throughout the meeting of the WEF, a number of American leaders were reportedly served a very lavish lunch while bumping elbows with quite a few of the planet’s most powerful corporate leaders and Schwab.
U.S. officials including Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), along with “a few members of the House of Representatives” were in attendance at the luncheon at the conference with a number of prominent executives on Monday, explained a report from CNBC.
One person who attended the event explained to the outlet that Manchin and Coons each spoke to the crowd of business leaders. Coons reportedly spoke about a number of efforts to assist in the funding of the Ukrainian war effort against Russia, and Manchin went up to comment about the pros of American energy independence.