At Davos, an upside-down world

At last year’s gathering of the world’s elite at this Alpine ski resort, the tone was one of unbridled optimism. CEOs, government leaders and heads of NGOs had the luxury to discuss the rapid growth in new technologies, innovation in the financial industry (oops), and ways to combat hunger, disease and global warming. This year’s World Economic Forum conjures a radically different zeitgeist.img src=”http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/rss/money_news_economy/~4/z1I5l_3VJDo” height=”1″ width=”1″/