Are Social Credit Scores Coming?

As you may know, social credit scoring is an idea that originated in China, that imposes rewards and punishment based on an individual, or presumably, a business conformance to governmental standards of conduct.

Epoch Times, no journalistic liberal bastion, thinks these standards might be coming to America, through the World Economic Forum.

The standards are being backdoored into society through corporate Evironmental, Social and Governmental (ESG) policies adopted by corporations, but it doesn’t seem that many corporations have jumped on the ESG bandwagon.

There is even a startup company, Doconomy, that has developed a system that can track the carbon footprint of all your purchases, including food and travel, and cuts off your spending when you hit a specified personal emissions limit.

So far, there’s no mention of ESG policies broadly applying to businesses, and let’s hope the Washington Wizards don’t figure it out before the cavalry shows up in November to rescue all of us from the Democrat Congress.

There’s no evidence so far of anyone in Washington mandating social credit scoring for individuals or businesses, and I’m reasonably optimistic that this scheme couldn’t passed through the Congress.

There is some evidence that some banks, notably Chase and Bank of America, have closed accounts of people they deem as reputationally challenged, but that’s about it.

So, thanks to Epoch Times, and forewarned is forearmed.