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Why Do People Still Care About Davos?

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Omicron has relegated the conference to online-only status, but it's still the world’s most closely watched gathering of the rich and powerful.

It’s been lampooned as a gathering of the rich and the clueless. U2 lead singer Bono referred to its attendees as “fat cats in the snow.” So what makes the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, so closely watched? Ones and Tooze co-host Adam Tooze has been there twice and would have traveled to Switzerland again this year had the confab not been relegated to online-only status thanks to the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Instead, he talks to Cameron Abadi on the show this week about what really happens in Davos and how the superrich differentiate themselves from the run-of-the-mill aristocrats there.

Also on the show: Part two of our life cycle series, this one focusing on education.

About Ones and Tooze:  Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column here.  See All Episodes

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