It turns out that stakeholder capitalism, the brand of economy trumpeted by the WEF, somehow isn’t capitalism at all but a form of communal ownership (aka communism). First it was sharing apartments with others who work the opposite shift, now it is vehicle sharing where you get a 4% stake in your ride. Having shared apartments and cars with my university roomies I have to ask who’s going to buy the furniture, do the dishes, stock the fridge, sweep the floors … and who’s going to gas up the car and buy new tires and pay for the repairs? Communal ownership means no one wants to do the upkeep, the buildings become shabby the grounds become patches of weeds, the cars become a hazard.
These WEF multibillionaires sneer at populism and arrogantly divulge their plans as if it is a done deal and there is nothing the plebs can do. Somehow their brand of democracy has escaped the need to make their plans in the best interests (and therefore votes) of we the people. Is this the new democracy that voting machines have brought us, a democracy of certainty where we always get the leaders we need, the leaders preordained by the needs of the elites?
We are told to shut up and be happy … the type of happiness that only big pharma can provide.
World Economic Forum Calls to End ‘Wasteful’ Private Car Ownership
The globalist elites say too many people own private vehicles for the planet’s good
on 22nd July 2022 @ 6.00pm
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a paper calling for the end of “wasteful” private car ownership.
The WEF argues that communal sharing of cars is the way forward to lessen global demands for precious metals and fossil fuels.
The globalist elites say too many people own private vehicles for the planet’s good.
Most are barely driven and a universal model that will take consumers “from owning to using” their cars is the way forward.
“The average car or van in England is driven just 4% of the time,” the WEF paper sets out.
They argue that people should sell their car and walk or share because “Car sharing platforms such as Getaround and BlueSG have already seized that opportunity to offer vehicles where you pay per hour used.”
According to the WEF, the end to private ownership is essential and can be applied from everything from cars to private homes and even city-wide design principles.
“A design process that focuses on fulfilling the underlying need instead of designing for product purchasing is fundamental to this transition,” the WEF sets out.
“This is the mindset needed to redesign cities to reduce private vehicles and other usages.”
The WEF is not alone in seeing almost criminal culpability in anyone who owns a vehicle for private use.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has directed global governments to urgently cut oil supply to domestic consumers.
They also encourage compliance with its call for lowered consumption by “nudging” people out of their private cars.
The IEA 10-point plan to drive “changes in the behaviour of consumers” and reduce gas demand at the pump includes:
1. Reduce speed limits on highways by at least 10km/h
Many countries already use temporary speed limit reductions on highways, mostly to reduce congestion and/or air pollution and to improve road safety.
2. Work from home up to 3 days a week where possible
Around one-third of the jobs in advanced economies can be done from home, opening up the possibility of reducing oil demand while maintaining productivity.
3. Car-free Sundays in cities
Car-free Sundays were introduced in countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands and West Germany during the 1973 oil crisis. Cities in other countries have used them more recently to promote public health.
4. Reduce public transport prices and incentivize walking and cycling
Investment in public transport and infrastructure to support walking and cycling has been boosted by sustainable economic recovery packages introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
5. Alternate private car access to roads in large cities
Restricting private cars’ use of roads in large cities on alternate weekdays is a measure with a long track record of successful implementation around the world.
Drivers in Ireland have already been warned they will be forced off the roads.
The population packed into “higher density” cities under a climate plan which will “revolutionise” people’s lifestyle and behaviours.
In order to avert a “climate apocalypse”, the government plans to force people “out of private cars because they are the biggest offenders for emissions” with proposals that include banning fossil fuel vehicles from towns and cities nationwide to intentionally cripple ordinary motorists, local media reports.