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Has Davos made the world better?

Has Davos made the world better?

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  • I went in the early 2000s, thanks to invitations from the organization, but after a few years the price was too steep. I enjoyed being in the power nexus, but it also felt wrong, and tinged with self satisfied BS. Tons of good folk attached to WEF, but real change doesn't happen there.

  • Trump, May, Marcon, Jinping, and Modi are all not coming this year.

    Surely, if Davos successfully placed itself as a world-changing force, it would not be that easy to skip. Without government presence, the legitimacy is lacking. This year would just be an excuse for top executives to spend money and

    Trump, May, Marcon, Jinping, and Modi are all not coming this year.

    Surely, if Davos successfully placed itself as a world-changing force, it would not be that easy to skip. Without government presence, the legitimacy is lacking. This year would just be an excuse for top executives to spend money and play - with maybe a little bit of idea sharing here and there.

  • This article rightly says as follows.

    “With dozens of heads of state and government coming to Davos each year, the WEF can be seen as a body "without a legal mandate to influence global governance yet with an ambition to do so", Garsten and Sorbom write”

    I thinks this is partially true. If there is

    This article rightly says as follows.

    “With dozens of heads of state and government coming to Davos each year, the WEF can be seen as a body "without a legal mandate to influence global governance yet with an ambition to do so", Garsten and Sorbom write”

    I thinks this is partially true. If there is no legal mandate, nothing can be changed and take place.

    One the other hand, it is also true, gathering important people around the globe, and let them discuss and connect each other, has positive impact to some extent.

  • It seems highly unlikely that gathering the rich and powerful at a ski resort in Switzerland makes the world a better place. It’s surely cool to hang out there and breathe the rarified air but characterizing this event as one that advances humanity seems like a stretch and the question mark in the headline

    It seems highly unlikely that gathering the rich and powerful at a ski resort in Switzerland makes the world a better place. It’s surely cool to hang out there and breathe the rarified air but characterizing this event as one that advances humanity seems like a stretch and the question mark in the headline is answered by the article. Maybe it’s good for business leaders to chill and mingle but it might be even better for the world if they gathered somewhere poor and war torn and ate little for a week in sweltering heat.

  • Maybe if the spotlight is turned off and it stops being an ego stroke some good analytical work could be done. The politicians have always

    had their own agendas

  • I have my doubts