In the Balance

Davos: Spreading the Wealth?

Jan. 27, 2018

The world's top business people, politicians and economists have been meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos. In the Balance asks: Can capitalism deliver prosperity for all of us? The International Monetary Fund confirmed a strong picture for global growth this year - but is it the right kind of growth? The IMF report reveals that one fifth of emerging market economies saw per capita incomes fall last year. So, with global growth rising, why isn't everyone getting richer? Join Manuela Saragosa and her guests in Davos, Washington and London, to discuss whether global growth can reach even the world's poorest. Contributors: Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics Kishore Mahbubani, Senior Advisor and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore Eve Poole, author of Capitalism's Toxic Assumptions, Associate at Ashridge Business School Desmond Lachman, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute Picture: US President Donald Trump looks on as the Landwehr Fribourg band leaves the stage during the World Economic Forum meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos (Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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