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International flags wave on top of the Davos Congress Center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 15 until Jan. 19, 2024.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
From a Catholic point of view, there is good reason to look askance at some of the “false promises” coming out of Davos, including the idea that better technology and the economic system as it is can deal with global poverty, inequality and care of creation.
Arts & CultureBooks
Regina Munch
In his new book, 'Small Isn’t Beautiful: The Case Against Localism,' Trevor Latimer argues that localist policies often do not achieve what their proponents intend.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
While economic dissatisfaction is widespread, it is much harder to say what policies will “fix” the economy—because other than anxiety about continuing inflation, there is little consensus about what precisely is broken. 
Argentine President-elect Javier Milei addresses supporters in Buenos Aires on Nov. 19
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
The Argentine church received a message with the call Pope Francis made to Javier Milei: ”Lay off this guy” and “contribute to social peace.”
Politics & SocietyExplainer
George Maher
When we have asked the Father for the bread that will keep us alive for one more day, he tells us to pray as follows: Cancel my debts, forgive my failure to do what I promised, my inability to do what I ought to do, just as I have canceled the debts of those who owed me money and could not pay.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael O’Brien
Where’s the modern-day Catholic labor priest?