Is the Scene At Davos Getting Old?
Davos has always been maligned for being a playground for elites. The ambrosial London Mayor Boris Johnson described the event this year as ”a constellation of egos involved in orgies of adulation.” Of course, exclusivity can work in your favor when trying to build an intellectual global brand. But could the old-world elitism that Davos thrives on be losing its allure? Accusations of hollow hobnobbing were no big deal a decade ago when the conference ruled the roost and there were few alternatives. But in recent years the competition for ideas conferences—TED, the Aspen Ideas Festival, South by Southwest, and the Clinton Global Initiative, to name a few—has heated up. As a result, one of the biggest questions among the under-40 crowd this year isn’t “Are we changing the world here?” but “What is Davos about?” Few Davosians would argue that this event, or any big conference for that matter, can really jolt the needle on mammoth issues like China’s growth problem, global ...
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Why Mark Zuckerberg Is Pushing for Immigration Reform
America has always been a nation of immigrants, but today, there is general agreement that the U.S. immigration system is broken. The southern border remains porous, there are 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows, and tens of thousands of the most promising immigrants are forced to leave the country thanks to outdated visa rules. Now, some of the wealthiest and most successful tech executives and investors in the country — led by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg — are calling for immigration reform. “We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants,” Zuckerberg wrote Thursday in the Washington Post. “And it’s a policy unfit for today’s world.” Zuckerberg has joined forces with top executives and founders from Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn to launch a new organization called FWD.us, with the goal of influencing the current debate. Several top venture capitalists are also participating. “To lead the world in this new economy, we need the most ...