Argentinian President Javier Milei, a libertarian figure, delivered a scathing critique of Western leaders and issued a warning against the perils of “collectivism” during his speech at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Milei expressed concern about the Western world being in danger, attributing it to leaders who, instead of upholding the values of freedom, have embraced various forms of collectivism, ultimately leading to socialism and poverty.
In his address, Milei emphasized that collectivist experiments are not viable solutions to global issues but rather the root cause of problems. He pointed to Argentina as a case in point, highlighting the adverse consequences of socialist policies and the abandonment of the freedom model by Western leaders. Milei, known for his anti-establishment stance, secured a surprising victory in Argentina’s elections, advocating for significant reductions in government spending and the dismantling of federal agencies.
Since taking office, Milei has devalued Argentina’s currency, aiming to abolish the central bank and privatize the pension system. He concluded his speech at Davos by urging against surrendering to the expansion of the state, emphasizing that the state itself is the problem, not the solution. Milei passionately declared, “Long live freedom!”