Sergey Kurginyan. Still from the television program "Evening with Vladimir Solovyov", russia.tv
When the concept of the future transforms into bookkeeping, the future disappears, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, Sergey Kurginyan, said on June 4 during a discussion at a Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV show on the Russian Channel One.
According to the political analyst, one needs to be brave to discuss the future; also, a concept of the future can only be implemented if there is resolution and a historical actor which will bring it to life. An act of great willpower is required rather than hopes for market self-regulation.
“A concept is a very daring thing. The elite is not daring enough. The elite does not want the future. The market does not reshape the economy; it can only be reshaped strategically by someone else,” Sergey Kurginyan said.
Also, the political analyst believes that a discussion about the future should begin from fundamental matters: from the place of Man in it, and from history itself.
“Popper, the author of The Open Society […and Its Enemies ― Rossa Primavera News Agncy], and liberal-minded people in general, say that there is no strategy and no future; that these categories must pass away together with history; that all must move by small steps and be strictly pragmatic, and that strategy is evil. If we want to retrieve strategy and the future, we must discuss, in the first place, what we think about Man in the future―fundamentally; what we think about returning or not returning to history; what our response to the strategic challenges is,” the leader of the social and political organization said.
The political analyst also noted that future concept strategies have nothing in common with bookkeeping.
“When the future transforms into accountants’ reports about our expected indexes, the future disappears… The market does not change the shape of economy. Its shape is changed strategically by someone else. No market optimizations can change that shape. The shape can only be changed by great efforts ― great challenges and great efforts,” Kurginyan explained.
From June 1 through 3, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (PIEF-17) was held under the slogan “In Search of New Balance in the Global Economy”.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency