A World View of Our Election & The Economy

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As most of you can’t help but hear about no matter where you turn, our economy is in the midst of perhaps the most tumultous time since the Great Depression. And there is a reason the Great Depression is always capitalized, as it marked an incredibly difficult and culture defining period in our country’s great history. As our economics markets crumble around us and we are unsure of where we are headed, I sometimes like to take a step back and try to see things from a different angle.

I heard a most interesting story on PRI yesterday about our upcoming election and our economic status via the views of citizens of other countries. And if you think that this election is just about us and it shouldn’ t matter what the rest of the world thinks, I challenge you to consider who owns the US debt. In our ever changing global economy and our constant dependence on global markets for both exports and imports. And perhaps most of all our standing (or lack thereof) on the world stage when it comes to foreign policy, I believe requires us to care what the rest of world is thinking about as we face a very important election come this November.

I encourage you to listen for yourselves:

PRI's The World: The US Image Abroad

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6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    I’ve been reading along for a while now. I just wanted to drop you a comment to say keep up the good work.

  2. 2

    Barack Obama said,

    You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.HarryS.TrumanHarry S. Truman

  3. 4

    US News said,

    Mad, adj.: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.AmbroseBierceAmbrose Bierce

  4. 5

    Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.NapoleonBonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte

  5. 6

    Iran War said,

    Well begun is half done.AristotleAristotle


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