The Truth About Davos

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

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Following the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, David Rothkopf, Lara Jakes, and Ed Luce discuss the superficial attempts to focus on women's issues, the fourth industrial revolution, the celebrity sightings (principally Justin Trudeau), and why Joe Biden’s (mostly under-covered) opening speech speaking truth to power was a refreshing surprise.

Yet again, women remained largely underrepresented at this year’s forum, and the biggest issues facing the world were little discussed. As world delegates picked their way through the icy streets of Davos, the more ardently discussed topic was Donald Trump's bizarre and continuing success in the U.S. presidential campaign. And finally, this week’s panel debates the three high-risk scenarios that could upend Hillary Clinton’s election bid and win the White House for Trump.

Lara Jakes is the deputy managing editor for news at FP. Follow her on Twitter: @larajakesFP.

Following the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, David Rothkopf, Lara Jakes, and Ed Luce discuss the superficial attempts to focus on women’s issues, the fourth industrial revolution, the celebrity sightings (principally Justin Trudeau), and why Joe Biden’s (mostly under-covered) opening speech speaking truth to power was a refreshing surprise.

Yet again, women remained largely underrepresented at this year’s forum, and the biggest issues facing the world were little discussed. As world delegates picked their way through the icy streets of Davos, the more ardently discussed topic was Donald Trump’s bizarre and continuing success in the U.S. presidential campaign. And finally, this week’s panel debates the three high-risk scenarios that could upend Hillary Clinton’s election bid and win the White House for Trump.

Lara Jakes is the deputy managing editor for news at FP. Follow her on Twitter: @larajakesFP.

Ed Luce is the Financial Times’s chief U.S. commentator and columnist based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter: @EdwardGLuce.

David Rothkopf is the CEO and editor of the FP Group. Follow him on Twitter: @djrothkopf.

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