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Davos 2010

Soccer Ball Diplomacy

The Huffington Post | Julia Steers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, we're profiling the Young Global Leaders attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Food, water, medicin...

The Regulator Franchise, or the Alan Blinder Problem

Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Alan Blinder is certainly not the worst violation of my sense of ethics, but I have to transcend my human proclivities and swallow my sense of grandeur: someone used public office to, at some point, profit from the public.

The Intuition of the Lebanese

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

There is disagreement and confusion over the Iran question amongst the Europeans and the great powers. The Israelis are unshakable in their opinion that Tehran strives for the immediate production of nuclear bombs.

My Top Ten Themes From 2010 Davos

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don Tapscott

Last year at Davos, everyone was in a degree of shock. This year, a better term would be "fed up."

Green News Report -- February 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: China takes the lead on clean energy, while the U.S. dithers; Obama gives out goodies for nucl...

Davos Diary 2010: Snapshots from My Short But Sweet Visit

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Because of a jam-packed week, my time at this year's World Economic Forum was limited. But there were more than a few snapshot-worthy moments.

Larry Summers' Davos Speech: Obama's Top Economic Adviser Adamant Reform Is Coming

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — Confronting bankers head on, President Barack Obama's top economic adviser told them Friday to put their customers first an...

Google At Davos: It's 'Another Country'

guardian.co.uk | 18min Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google is not a country. Eric Schmidt-- who would be prime minister if it was --kept repeating the point at a briefing he gave at Davos this afternoon...

Davos and Our Future Leaders

David R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David R. Jones

So we're now in the thick of Davos but the dominating conversation remains that of the regulation of the financial services industry. I'd never actual...

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

Even before this crisis, the global economic system was already failing half of God's children -- three billion people living on less than $2 per day. Now is the time to bring them in and include them in the global economy.

Davos: Focusing on What Really Matters

David R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David R. Jones

The mood at Davos 2010 is incredibly different from Davos 2009. This year the buzz and optimism is back. There's more talk in corridors and more smiling faces.

Davos: Nike and Partners Launch The GreenXchange

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don Tapscott

In a Wednesday meeting at the World Economic Forum, Nike launched GreenXchange, an online marketplace where companies can collaborate and share ideas about sustainability.

Brazil: Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Suffers Spike In Blood Pressure

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released from the hospital Thursday after suffering an attack of high blood...

Jason Linkins

The Yes Men Prank Davos, Send Out Press Release With Blankfein Confessions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Earlier today, a press release was sent out from the World Economic Forum, describing how "world leaders" in Davos have pledged a "strategy to end pov...

There's More to Do on Financial Sector Tax

John Lipsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Lipsky

Although the mood among delegates here in Davos is more upbeat than it was one year ago during the crisis, people still have concerns about the resilience of the economic recovery.

New Focus at Davos: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild in Haiti

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

By Lesley-Anne Knight Secretary General, Caritas Internationalis The theme of this year's World Economic Forum annual meeting at Davos is "Rethink, R...

Sleep Challenge 2010: Trying to Get Enough Sleep While Logging More Air Miles Than Clooney in Up in the Air

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Throughout the Sleep Challenge 2010, I've faced numerous challenges in meeting my sleep goal. But this week has presented me with perhaps the toughest obstacle of all: the travel week from hell.

China vs. the U.S. At Davos: Good Governance or Consumer Democracy?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

If the 20th century was about the competition between democracy and totalitarianism, the 21st century pits the excesses of consumer democracy against capable governance.

Big Banks: Bailouts Assured, Double Up On Risk

Reuters | Peter Thal Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

...many of the factors that helped cause the previous crisis -- a sustained period of low interest rates, high levels of consumer debt in the West and...

Housing For All At Davos Aims To Address Lower-Income Housing Issues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the World Economic Forum kicks off tomorrow in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from some of the world's most successful companies and publications will...

Gas-Guzzlers Turned Away At Davos

Telegraph | Jonathan Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Financiers and politicos turning up at the Swiss ski resort with gas guzzling 4x4s and limousines found their cars turned away and were forced to take...

Digitizing Davos

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don Tapscott

World Electronic Community, or WELCOM, is a social networking platform for participants in the Davos World Electronic Forum. After a jerky start, this year it may be ready for the big-time.

Stand and deliver

Tulsi Tanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tulsi Tanti

As I again check my air tickets and pack warm clothes, I am feeling a true sense of déjà vu. Last month it was COP15 in freezing Copenhagen; this t...

Davos: Copenhagen, Take 2

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

Maybe the World Economic Forum in Davos at the end of the month can provide an opportunity for the negotiations that didn't happen in Copenhagen.

Felix Salmon: Looking For Contrition In Davos

Reuters | Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is anybody here seriously examining the idea that Davos was institutionally responsible, at least in part, for the economic and financial catastrophe ...