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After Me, Jamie: The Pseudo-Egalitarianism of Davos

JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon and I were left cooling our heels today outside the door of a filled-to-capacity World Economic Forum debate on whether markets are safer now than five years ago. He eventually got in, but not before I did. Because, hey, I was ahead of him in line. Earlier in the day, UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti—the top banker of the host country—was turned away at the door of another financial session.

So it goes in Davos, where the usual power rules are suspended for a few days each year, Brigadoon-like.