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Cliche, consensus and change: the wisdom of the WEF crowd

Beckett, Charlie (2008) Cliche, consensus and change: the wisdom of the WEF crowd. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (09 Nov 2008). Blog.

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Abstract

It was inevitable that the summary statements of two days deliberations by 800 diverse people at the WEF in Dubai would be cliche-ridden and consensual. I didn’t hear many surprising, challenging or critical ideas in the plenary presentations. Talk to individuals, however, and they are full of knowledge and innovation. Take the Stanford professor of longevity who told me about pharmacological solutions of cognitive deterioration in the world’s booming elderly population and the psychological aspects of ageing.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 11:46
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 11:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78133

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