Davos Goes Green: The Latest Empty Gesture

Attempting to set a socially-responsible tone, the organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland have announced that participants cannot use limousines, SUVs, or other gas guzzlers at the conference. Unless they happen to be government leaders. Or regular government officials. And, to be completely clear, limos are not actually banned: bankers who show up in them just won't be able to park in the special green-pass security areas. So it looks like the bottom line is this: Prius drivers won't have to walk quite as far as their more wasteful brethren.