from Breakingviews:

America’s dumb elites risk fomenting a revolution

February 14, 2014

By Rob Cox
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Stories I’d like to see:

Christie’s legal bills, who profits from retailer hacking, and Davos economics

By Steven Brill
January 28, 2014

1. Christie’s legal bills and lawyers’ conflicts:

When it was announced earlier this month that Governor Chris Christie had hired Randy Mastro, the New York litigation head of California-based Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, to represent the Christie administration in dealing with all of the investigations involving Bridgegate, some observers told reporters that signing on Mastro signaled that Christie and his team might be gearing up to take an aggressive posture that is inconsistent with the governor’s initial promise to cooperate fully in all investigations.

from Felix Salmon:

Why the irrelevance of Davos is good news

By Felix Salmon
January 27, 2014

No crisis can last forever, and the main lesson I'm taking from the 2014 World Economic Forum is that, at least as far as the world's elite are concerned, we've finally put the financial crisis behind us. There are still a lot of things to worry about, of course, both political and economic. But this was by far the least economically interesting Economic Forum I've been to.

from Equals:

Davos still hasn’t solved its woman problem

By Helaine Olen
January 24, 2014

In 2011, the organizers of the World Economic Forum announced they wanted to do something about the lack of women at their annual January gathering in Davos, Switzerland. They informed their leading corporate sponsors that one of out every five people they were sending were sending to the annual conference in the Swiss Alps would need to be a woman. In prior years, that number had hovered around 15-17%.

from Breakingviews:

The “R” word becomes taboo for global elite

January 24, 2014

By Chris Hughes and Rob Cox

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from MacroScope:

Davos Day Two — Rouhani, Lew and Lagarde

By Mike Peacock
January 23, 2014

Day one in Davos showed the masters of the universe fretting about Sino-Japanese military tensions, the treacherous investment territory in some emerging markets and the risk of a lurch to the right in Europe at May’s parliamentary elections which could make reform of the bloc even harder.

from Breakingviews:

Pope’s “authentic” economics make sense

By Edward Hadas
January 22, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Iran and Japan in focus at Davos

By Mike Peacock
January 22, 2014

Lots of action in Switzerland today with the annual get-together of the great and good at Davos getting underway and Syrian peace talks commencing in Montreux.

from Felix Salmon:

Davos FOMO

By Felix Salmon
January 22, 2014

Andrew Ross Sorkin is a very old Davos hand -- he's been coming for years, he knows the ropes, he knows what happens and what doesn't. Which is why his column this week is so very odd.

from MacroScope:

Spain ascendant?

By Mike Peacock
January 16, 2014

Spain appears to be on the road to recovery, if you can call it that with around a quarter of the workforce without a job.