BUSINESS
02/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

World's Elite Visit Davos Racked With Self-Doubt

In the 38 years that business and political leaders have been trekking to the Swiss ski resort of Davos to talk about the world economy, the outlook hasn't been bleaker or global capitalism more racked with self-doubt.

Forty heads of state -- compared with 27 last year -- have signed up to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum that begins Tuesday evening with two questions dominating: Just how bad will this global recession get? And what will provide the growth needed to end it?

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