Friday April 3, 2020

Talk is cheap at Davos – we need to see real change

If leaders truly mean what they say, we need proof, with corporations paying taxes and liveable wages, for a start

30th January, 2020
Donald Trump received an underwhelming welcome at Davos. Picture: AFP via Getty Images

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum’s flagship meeting of the world’s business and political elites in Davos. Much has changed since my first Davos in 1995. Back then, there was euphoria over globalisation, hope for ex-communist countries’ transition to the market and confidence that new technologies would open up new vistas from which all would benefit. Businesses, working with government, would lead the way.

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