Ones and Tooze: Why Do People Still Care About Davos?

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Inside the Davos Bubble

Season 1, Ep. 17

It’s been lampooned as a gathering of “the rich and the clueless.” U2 lead singer Bono referred to its attendees as “fat cats in the snow.” So what makes the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos so closely watched? Co-host Adam Tooze has been there twice and would have traveled to Switzerland again this year had the confab not been relegated to online-only status thanks to Omicron. Instead, he talks to Cameron Abadi about what really happens in Davos and how the super rich differentiate themselves from the run-of-the-mill aristocrats there.

Also on the show: Part two of our lifecycle series, this one focusing on education.

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