Robert J. Samuelson Is Too Busy for Davos!

An ongoing photographic inquiry.


Hey, Robert J. Samuelson! You’re an economics columnist for the Washington Post and a contributing editor to Newsweek. You wrote The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995, and also Untruth: Why the Conventional Wisdom Is (Almost Always) Wrong. Are you going to the World Economic Forum, familiarly known as “Davos,” when it meets Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in New York City?

No, Chatterbox.

Why not?

Too busy! And I can’t afford the train fare.

Whatcha gonna do instead?

Go home and see the wife and kids.

That sounds a lot more important! Chatterbox will spend the next few days inviting prominent thinkers and doers in Washington to Don the Shirt. Are you too busy for Davos? Chatterbox is!

“Too Busy for Davos” Archive:
Bruce Reed, Jan. 31, 2002
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Feb. 1, 2002
James Fallows, Feb. 1, 2002
Alice Rivlin, Feb. 4, 2002
Douglas Besharov, Feb. 4, 2002
Leon Wieseltier, Feb. 4, 2002
Sammy Roche,  Feb. 4, 2002