Saudi Summit Loses Its Swagger as Elites Question Kingdom

Aside from the killing, one cannot reform a country’s economy from the top down. Entrepreneurs make do with what little they have. They don’t kill problems with loads of money. But loads of money is what MBS goes for. Bad strategy.

It’s an investment summit in the shadow of a killing: stripped of the glitz and glamour of business titans who last year flew in to woo a young prince and be a part of his grand plans to transform Saudi Arabia’s economy.

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