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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during a session of the World Economic Forum, on January 19, 2017 in Davos. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Davos Diary 3: A Tale of Two Davoses

In which a program full of hope, change, and big ideas is Trumped by hypocrisy and fat cats whining.

US Vice President Joe Biden gestures during his speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 20, 2016..
Rising risks to the global economy and a string of jihadist attacks around the world overshadowed the opening of an annual meeting of the rich and powerful in the snow-blanketed Swiss ski resort. Even as heads of state, billionaires and Hollywood megastar Leonardo DiCaprio were arriving, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sounded the alarm about perils in the major emerging market economies and lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year.
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Davos Diary 2: Say It Ain’t So, Joe

As Biden delivers his valedictory address at the World Economic Forum, we wonder what might have been.

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Xi Jinping, Head of World’s Largest Communist Party, Champions Global Trade

Also, Trump's man in Davos says pulling out of global trade deals will be good for globalism.

Davos' Congress Centre is seen on the eve of the opening day of the World Economic Forum, on January 16, 2017 in Davos.
Inequality will be among the issues topping the agenda as the world's political and business elite meet in Davos from Tuesday until Friday, when 3,000 people will gather for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.  / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Davos Diary: Somehow Trump Doesn’t Seem Too Threatening to the Elites

Day 1 at the World Economic Forum and The Donald is on everyone’s mind — and wallet.

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Davos Man Has No Clothes

The World Economic Forum’s annual celebration of global capitalism once represented the inevitable arc of human progress. No longer.

A prototype robot with two arms, which was developed by Japan's comprehensive electrical machinery manufacturer Hitachi for distribution warehouses, demonstrates its abilities during a demonstration for the media at a warehouse in Noda, in suburban Tokyo, on August 25, 2015. The robot can move to a location, take items off shelves and put them into boxes automatically, in place of employees.    AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA        (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Is America Ready for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’?

I just finished Klaus Schwab’s new book, "The Fourth Industrial Revolution," and it is worth reading.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 20, 2016.
A string of jihadist attacks and rising risks to the global economy overshadow the opening of the annual gathering of the world's rich and powerful in a snow-blanketed Swiss ski resort. Even as heads of state, billionaires and Hollywood megastar Leonardo DiCaprio were arriving, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sounded the alarm on January 19, 2016 about perils in the major emerging market economies and lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Davos Haters Gonna Hate, but It’s Not Going Anywhere

The venerable gabfest remains relevant almost half a century after its birth.

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The Truth About Davos

Why it was another disappointing year for the World Economic Forum's big meeting.

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Davos Diary: When it Comes to Human Rights in China, It’s Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell

Why the World Economic Forum will talk about many things -- but not human rights in the world’s biggest county.

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Davos Diary: The Strange Case of a Missing Chinese Journalist

Does Davos miss one of Its biggest Chinese stars, ensnared in a corruption probe?

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Still Waiting for Davos Woman

The Alpine retreat is both absurd and worthy -- but can't achieve its goals as long as it is primarily a guy thing.

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Davos Diary: Iran Sends a Smaller Delegation to Davos

After trying to throw the doors wide for investors last year, Iranian representatives lie low this year.

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Davos Diary: Merkel: Time for Europe to Do Its Homework

European countries need to do the work to make their economies more competitive, despite new stimulus from the central bank.

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Davos Diary: Huawei’s Reclusive Founder Wants You to Know Just How Useless He Is

The world's largest telecommunications company's CEO spoke at Davos about how useless and ignorant he has been throughout his career.

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