Harrumph, Harrumph: U.S. business leaders express concern about rise of populism and nationalism worldwide while luxing it up at Davos

As the United States enters its 33rd day of a partial government shutdown, business and political leaders participating in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, are not surprised that President Donald Trump is staying home.

The summit’s agenda is to address a growing number of global crises — and attendees could argue that close to a million federal workers going unpaid is a crisis in itself. But what has so many participants concerned is that Washington’s inability to resolve the stalemate is indicative of America’s declining role as a world leader.