Mark Thoma has a different take on Davos than our little dust-up on this blog about Refugee Run:
Faced with the opportunity of a generation to fix global finances, the world’s most powerful people went skiing.
Perhaps @amonck would like to start a dialogue with Professor Thoma?
Maybe I can "help." I think Davos has always been oversold as a global problem-solver, in the same category as G-7 summits. There is no good historical evidence that grand international meetings devoted to collective international action to solve problems successfully do so.