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The Davos elite

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 19, 2017 at 8:22am   |   0 Comments

The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

High-powered connections in Davos

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 25, 2016 at 11:17am   |   0 Comments

The annual schmoozefest known as the World Economic Forum ended Saturday with uncounted new friendships formed during talks and cocktail parties.

Muckety-mucks gather at Davos

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 23, 2014 at 11:55am   |   0 Comments

While Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani grabbed the spotlight at the World Economic Forum in Davos, American business and political leaders schmoozed.

Bankers get a scolding at Davos

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 31, 2010 at 7:42am   |   0 Comments

The common man isn’t the only one who resents bankers these days.

Power lines buzzing at Davos

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 24, 2008 at 11:31am   |   1 Comments

When we grow up, we want to go to Davos.

All those billionaires and potentates murmuring over cocktails, making deals in their hotel rooms, jitterbugging at the Google gala. The World Economic Forum is the ultimate Muckety meeting.

You’d think our name alone would earn us an invite. But we’re still young and underfunded and we don’t have the wardrobe. Next year, watch out!

Alice Waters, food fighter

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 21, 2008 at 10:44am   |   0 Comments

Advocating locally grown food has taken Alice Waters far beyond Berkeley, home of Chez Panisse, the restaurant she founded in 1971.

Waters is author of nine cookbooks, head of the Chez Panisse Foundation, vice president of Slow Food (as in the opposite of fast food) International. And this week, she will be rubbing elbows with the global muckety mucks attending the World Economic Forum in Davos.


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