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Some Points of View You Won't Hear Coming Out of Davos

Jim Harris | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

Today is the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Jan 22-25). Many surveys and analysis will be presented at the Forum and side events outlining the problems and solutions the world and nations face. Here are some points of view that you will NOT likely hear coming out of WEF.

Where Canada Ranks Among World's Most Competitive Countries

CP | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Business

Although Canada's global competitive ranking remains unchanged from last year, the country is languishing behind in innovation due to too little being...

Davos: Talking Champagne on a Sinking Titanic

Jim Harris | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

2013-01-22-FinalDavosDiariesbanner.jpg I am in Davos at the World Economic Forum (WEF) where the top issues that world leaders must address are: unstable global economy, eurozone fragility; and financial system instability. Climate change only ranks as the 7th issue. To me, it's like a group of business leaders and "experts" on the sinking Titanic discussing the fragility of champagne sales. I am deeply concerned about the Alice-in-Wonderland perception of the environment's big picture.

Canada Slides Yet Again On Global Competitiveness Rankings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada has slipped two notches to 14th place in an annual ranking of global economic competitiveness by the World Economic Forum.While the su...

Occupy Davos?

Jim Harris | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

"Severe income disparity" is the most likely risk facing business and political leaders according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risk 2012 Report. This finding really caught me by surprise. So while the Occupy movement isn't anywhere on the agenda, here at Davos, its impact has been very much felt.

Capitalism The Worst System, Except For All The Others, Davos Hears

CP | Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Business

DAVOS, Switzerland - Some of the world's top CEOs are admitting that capitalism is worsening inequalities, but they say it's better than any alternati...

Occupy Movement Hits World's Largest Economic Summit

CP | Angela Charlton,Masha MacPherson, The Associated Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Business

DAVOS, Switzerland - An igloo protest camp sprouting up amid $500-a-night hotels and security cordons at the Swiss resort of Davos seems to serve a wa...

Rachel Mendleson

Canada's Global Competitiveness Plummets

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada Business

Canada is no longer among the world's Top 10 most competitive countries. In the Global Competitiveness Report released Wednesday by the World Econ...