Is Davos worth the distraction

John Robertson

PortfolioDirect

Is Davos worth the distraction? The World Economic Forum brings together all the world's great minds and influencers so as to galvanise them into action to improve the state of the world. What about an example? The annual gathering of the world's financial luminaries, political leaders and socially aware pop stars is impressive enough to think that something worthwhile might be happening. A poll by The Guardian newspaper this week showed 94% of respondents believed that the Davos meeting would not make a difference. Davos is either elitism gone mad or an organisation doing good but failing abysmally to advertise its value.


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John Robertson is Chief Investment Strategist for PortfolioDirect a provider of resource sector investment stock ratings and portfolio strategies for mining and oil and gas investors. He has worked as a policy economist, corporate business...

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