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Davos: Go Tell It From The Mountain

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Many of the world's most influential leaders and thinkers meet at Davos this week, amid deepening uncertainty about the future of the post-1945 world order. Here’s what they are saying.

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  1. Business Must Listen – and Lead
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    Business Must Listen – and Lead

    Jan 26, 2017 Beth Brooke-Marciniak urges corporate leaders to address head-on the social and political problems they helped create.

  2. Inclusive Capitalism or Bust
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    Inclusive Capitalism or Bust

    Jan 25, 2017 Andrew Liveris warns that the global economy's flaws are now putting a century of progress at risk.

  3. Work in an Automated Future
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    Work in an Automated Future

    Jan 25, 2017 Johan Aurik is confident that we can adapt to ongoing technological disruptions, as we have in the past.

  4. Decent Work, A Global Imperative
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    Decent Work, A Global Imperative

    Jan 25, 2017 Guy Ryder proposes measures to reduce wage inequality and strengthen economic security for all workers.

  5. Aligning the West for an Uncertain World
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    Aligning the West for an Uncertain World

    Jan 18, 2017 Iain Conn urges the US, UK, and EU to show a united front in the face of multiple global challenges.

  6. Connectivity and the Modern Refugee
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    Connectivity and the Modern Refugee

    Jan 18, 2017 Filippo Grandi urges measures to ensure that displaced people have access to vital technology.

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    The Republican God That Failed

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    A Turkish Playbook for Fighting Populism

    Seren Selvin Korkmaz shows how an opposition alliance is threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic rule.
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    Brexit Britain Confronts Reality

    Chris Patten holds out little hope that political leaders will offer voters an honest assessment of the country’s problems.
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    The Post-Global Economy

    Many argue that the combined effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, Sino-American decoupling, and Russia’s war against Ukraine have dealt an irreversible blow to three decades of open trade and burgeoning supply chains. How should policymakers and businesses respond to the apparent demise of globalization, and what new paradigm might replace it?

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    The New Resilience Paradigm

    Anthea Roberts & Jensen Sass explain why we need a new, post-neoliberal policy paradigm that places resilience at its center.
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    Who Will Establish Metaverse Ethics?

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    The Belarusian Opposition Is Growing Stronger

    Sławomir Sierakowski cites many examples showing that the country’s democracy movement has been adapting and growing quickly.
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    A Bold and Realistic Energy Transition

    Sultan Al Jaber explains why policies aimed at divesting too soon from hydrocarbons will be self-defeating.

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