Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Why so much blather about US elections?

Not clear to me. It always seemed that Obama would win and with country struggling with itself, it would not matter much for the rest of the world. Here are some articles vaguely related to the elections.
Aditya Chakrabortty at The Guardian America has supersized inequality. Political Gridlock was bound to follow. Both the above via Mark Thoma
Fadhel Kaboub on The economic consequences of Mr. Obama
P.S. Who ever wins will try to marginalize UNCTAD. Another article in Triple Crisis says:"... the options are a slow erosion of the New Deal policies or a pretty direct attack on the same policies. Progressives should certainly vote for the lesser evil, but should prepare to fight to preserve the rights won over the last century. The election will not be not the end of the fight, but just the beginning."

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