January 27, 2014

The Irrelevance of Davos Is Good News

Felix Salmon, Reuters

The Associated Press

No crisis can last forever, and the main lesson I’m taking from the 2014 World Economic Forum is that, at least as far as the world’s elite are concerned, we’ve finally put the financial crisis behind us. There are still a lot of things to worry about, of course, both political and economic. But this was by far the least economically interesting Economic Forum I’ve been to.

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TAGGED: World Economic Forum, Davos


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