Davos Crystal Ball

World Leaders Make 2013 Predictions

With most of the festivities at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, coming to a close Saturday, many of the world leaders in attendance are concluding the week by making predictions for the upcoming year. Among the more doomsday forecasts, billionaire investor George Soros said the world is about to enter a period of “evil,” with “riots on the streets” and a “brutal clampdown” on civil liberties. Economist Nouriel Roubini, who is fittingly nicknamed “Dr. Doom,” predicted that politics in Europe “could worsen.” More upbeat was European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who forecast an end to the euro zone crisis, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who spoke about an internet that will continue to become more personal.