Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Check out "Holding the Financial Beasts at Bay" and other notes from Davos

Dear Friends, all these are following on our Newsweek cover story last week about Christine Lagarde and the IMF:

From yesterday:

The Daily Beast: After Davos: Holding the Financial Beasts at Bay, 30 January 2011
Davos ended with a whimper, and now European leaders head to a financial summit in Brussels, unlikely to come up with a viable—and desperately needed—economic plan, writes Christopher Dickey.

From The Daily Davos blog on The Daily Beast last week:

Davos World Economic Forum's Glum Kickoff, 24 January 2011
The World Economic Forum's annual Davos conclave used to be an occasion for ebullient world leaders to assure one another that globalization was the way of the future. Now they're just trying to figure out what the future will look like.

Capitalism and Croissants, 25 January 2011
Peter Mandelson spins the political future in 2012.

Video clip: Gross National Happiness, 25 January 2011
Altruism is a pretty rare concept at Davos, but this saffron-robed monk is a regular, and he knows how to speak his truth to power.

Video clip: The Street Theater from Hell, 26 January 2011
"Where are your papers? Hands against the wall!" The UNHCR gives CEOs a chance to be refugees.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Check out Newsweek Cover: Christine Lagarde, the IMF, and the threat of the next Great Depression

Newsweek Cover: Christine Lagarde: The Truth Talker, 23 January 2012
As head of the International Monetary Fund, can Christine Lagarde steer Europe and America away from the brink of the next Great Depression?

And while you're looking at this online, if you've got an iPad, check out the new-this-week Newsweek app. At last, an iPad magazine that really works.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Check out "There's No Such Thing as Moderate Islam";

Newsweek Magazine: Geert Wilders Says There's No Such Thing as Moderate Islam, 16 January 2011
Can't Someone Tell Geert Wilders to Stop His Anti-Muslim Diatribes Before Somebody Gets Hurt?

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Dawn at the Etoile, New Year's Day

After a long night and a light rain, a warm morning and a sense that the year is beginning fresh and clean.