I've been busy studying for the bar and so this is my first post for a while. I saw this interview with Fareed Zakaria on CNN while checking baseball scores. It's vintage Zakaria: thoughtful, fair and internationally orientated. It helps, I admit, that I agree with him. Electing Obama to the Presidency would help the US's image abroad, but that this boost will fade fast if Obama follows through on the anti-market rhetoric that he's used on the campaign trail. In a nutshell:
"Most people around the world want the United States to keep this open-world economy going, and they care much more about that than whether the United States is multilateral in the United Nations Human Rights Convention.
The core issue for a Kenyan farmer, for a Brazilian businessman, for an Indian entrepreneur is, will the United States help keep markets open?"
It’s a very brief piece but well worth reading. Now back to the books!