Davos Crowd Uneasy as Long-Term Risks Replace Crisis Response

For the first time in seven years, the business and political elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland last week were able to focus on long-term challenges rather than short-term economic crisis. That didn’t make them less nervous.

Delegates at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting departed anxious about the risk to future prosperity caused by high unemployment, social tensions that have sparked riots from Turkey to Brazil, widening income disparity and the destabilizing effects of technological change.

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