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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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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
  5. benami215_IBRAHIM HAMSAFP via Getty Images_gazawar Ibrahim Hams/AFP via Getty Images

    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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