They’re Calling For The END Of Private Car Ownership.
(RightWing.org) – The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a global lobbying organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. According to its mission statement, the group strives to shape global and industrial agendas. The WEF recently added the goal of promoting a transition from private car “ownership to usership.”
On July 18, the WEF published a report detailing its plan to reduce the international demand for critical metals. The paper also called for a “clean energy revolution” to attain that goal by promoting what it called “mindset changes” — by getting people to use fewer things. The WEF tried to make a case for the plan by pointing out that 39% of global workers already use employer-provided laptops and mobile phones in addition to personal ones, and that on average, cars in England are only in use 4% of the time.
One of the shifts included in the WEF report included reducing the need for private car ownership by using so-called “car-sharing” services like BlueSG, which operates out of Singapore.
HOW ABOUT WE END THE WEF INSTEAD? 👇
WEF Calls For End to Private Car Ownership via @nationalfile https://t.co/csjowWhtXQ
— LadyPatriot777 (@LadyPatriot777) July 26, 2022
If you think this sounds like some far-fetched European notion, you might want to think again. The WEF already has an office in New York City and recently launched a center for advanced manufacturing in Michigan as part of its Fourth Industrial Revolution program.
The private sector is already involved as well. For instance, an online car-sharing service called Getaround has been operating in the US for 12 years. The company even promotes using its vehicles for prospective Uber drivers who don’t own cars.
A 10 point plan to cut oil consumption.https://t.co/uOHMPAGbqj pic.twitter.com/S9Osnd3Ox6
— david_mcnair (@David_McNair) March 23, 2022
If that isn’t enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released its 10-point plan to reduce oil demand by reducing speed limits, promoting public transportation services, and “car-free Sundays.” And, if you’re wondering, the US is an IEA member.
What do you think about the idea of giving up your family car?
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