Zilele de vineri si sambata nu au adus, dupa capul meu, nimic nou la World Economic Forum. Constientizez, cu dezamagire, pe masura ce lunile trec sub semnul recesiunii, ca liderii lumii nu au fost si nu sunt pregatiti pentru realitatile zilei… Invart aceleasi mesaje inaltatoare in jurul argumentelor cooperarii globale, a prudentei pietelor financiare, a neesitatii renovarii lui. Dar pe fond, citind keynote-urile si sintezele dezbaterilor din panele… prea putin! Probabil ca nu la suprafata se transeaza cancerul; dar atunci nu inteleg de ce mai consuma atatea resurse organizatorice si mediatice?!

Concluzia: “Principled leadership is key to stabilization“. Cu alte cuvinte… puneti mana pe morala, etica, valori…

Oricum, am retinut cateva idei care merita retinute sau chiar aprofundate.

If we exit too late, public debt will be higher. But if we exit too early, there is the risk of a double-dip recession. In that case, I don’t know what we can do because we have used all of the tools. The probability is low, but the risk is high. Growth is better than expected, but still fragile. In large part, it is still supported by public funding.” (Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Despre agricultura: “In the short term, I think agriculture has a key role to play in the economic recovery because, as many know, agriculture . . . contributes to the reduction of poverty twice as much – some people think even it’s four times as much – as investment in other sectors.” (Patricia A. Woertz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Archer Daniels Midland Co.).

Despre dematerializarea cartilor; opinia e cu atat mai interesanta cu cat vine de la reprezentantul unei dintre cele mai mari edituri de carte stiintifica: “Digitization is the opportunity of this century. It’s going to open doors – open paths to opportunity – for so many people.” (Harold McGraw, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The McGraw-Hill Companies).

Despre prudenta in sectorul financiar: “I think the situation is still pretty fragile. And if you look at the financial markets, they have become pretty nervous again . . . So all in all, I would say we better keep everything on the somewhat cautious side.” (Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG).

Cea mai onesta pozitie, din cate am dedus eu, este asta:

This is a fool’s paradise, for people who think [the recession] is over… If we don’t have jobs, there is no sustainable way of re-balancing the global economy… People… sit here and say ‘It’s over’, while we know there are millions of jobs still to be lost.” (Sharan Burrow, President, International Trade Union Confederation).

Mai multe, dar pe scurt, gasiti in aceasta sinteza: http://www.weforum.org/en/media/Latest%20Press%20Releases/PR_AM10_closing


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