From Nick Giambruno, Editor, International Man:
“It’s a big club and you ain’t in it!”
I’m often reminded of these words, spoken by the great comedian George Carlin, when I read about the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
That’s where the global power elite gather to discuss the big issues of the day. The most important world leaders attend. As do the CEOs of the largest companies, leaders in the mainstream media and top academics. Central bankers attend, too, along with a wide assortment of celebrities.
Three types of meetings happen in Davos, according to the BBC:
Public meetings, which anyone can attend. Closed meetings, which you can only attend by invitation. Secret meetings, which are unannounced. The public doesn’t know the agenda or who attends.
The biggest and most important deals take shape in these secret meetings. And this year, I think there was one secret meeting…