The World Economic Forum at Davos opened last night. The theme is "Shaping the Post-Crisis World," which certainly seems like a thing worth shaping.

But what I hadn't realized was that renowned capitalist Vladimir Putin was the honored opening speaker, and that his talk was preceded by a special session with the famed professor of economics Wen Jibao. I think we can agree that the post-crisis world will be shaped by careful hands. 

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