On Davos, Bumpf, and Posturing

My National Post column today was on bumpf and posturing at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

Update: Ah, if only I had seen this story before I had written the above column. Apparently the WEF anticipated my criticisms and took serious action: To try and encourage trust, informality, and dialog, it has banned neckties. That beats the heck out of my idea of having GW Bush tumble trustingly backward, a la Outward Bound, off a box and into Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder’s waiting arms.