January 24th, 2012
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Davos, Switzerland (CNN) – Snow, snow and more snow.

Overnight and all morning the flakes have been falling, causing havoc with the final preparations for the WEF. Swiss police are looking on in amusement as city-dwellers negotiate the slippery streets. Locals here have looks of resignation as they dig themselves out of drifts - or maybe their weariness is because the Forum is about to start, streets and shops are closed and Davos is about to become a high-security nightmare.

And yet there is a childlike appearance to those of us who have escaped offices and newsrooms to come here. We may huff, puff, complain and struggle in the drifts, but we are secretly like children released from classrooms to play in the snow.

All this snow helps take Davos back to its origins. After all, what was Davos originally, but a remote, isolated, elite meeting where the problems of the world could be solved? Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

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  1. Tony Burson

    Richard, I follow you most days on the show and most of the current situation I get. However, two questions are always beyond my grasp. If the markets are the bookies and the bookies make the odds who the hell are the S&P's et al?
    It seems to me that these guys are making the rules for the recovery of the Euro Zone and yet they have nothing to gain or lose. Obviously this week is not the one for you to make an explanation as you are basking in the snows of Davos, maybe later please.

    January 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
  2. Anthony

    We enjoyed watching your show this evening.

    However, your well planned analogy of rescue had a major and fundamental flaw when used as a model lesson for taking leadership in the rescue of failing economies. When the victim is required to pay for costs of rescue, leadership decisions are easier. Leaders are easier to find when their project or task is not doomed to fail financially from the start. In Switzerland, the victim pays for rescue services.

    One source, of several available, to support my comments: "Switzerland, where mountain rescue is highly expensive (some 2000 to 4000 USD) and will be charged to the patient" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_rescue)

    January 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
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    oh my god these Childrens bewitches miracles


    January 26, 2012 at 4:34 am |
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