Wednesday, June 4, 2014

All the world's most powerful (mostly) men in one place

This article is written with a humorous tone, but the matter is pretty serious: the Bilderberg Conference is an annual meeting of effectively the most powerful people in business and politics across the globe. It's totally off the record, but the list of who attends and their agenda is published every year preceding.

What do you think? Is it okay that our government officials attend these secretive meetings?

1 comment:

  1. It's not a coincidence that we have a field called Political Economy. Much as we recognize the role of regulation and gov't intervention in economic development in this class, I think the lack of transparency about the deals between the govt and major businesses should be questioned. As we can see the interdependence between policy makers and big corporations make room for unhealthy competition and deepened inequality.