Saturday, April 21, 2012

Al Jazeera English: Which economy is it, stupid?

New York, NY - Since James Carville famously wrote "The Economy, Stupid" in Bill Clinton's campaign headquarters, the mass public has become increasingly familiar with what is one of the more important "facts" discovered by political scientists: US presidential elections are undoubtedly affected by the state of the economy.

The question of which part of the economy matters most, however, still remains unsolved. Nate Silver has two very interesting recent posts on this topic. In one, he makes the claim that the key figure is 150,000 jobs per month: if the US economy performs better than that between now and the elections, Obama has a good chance of being elected . . .

See the complete article at: Which economy is it, stupid? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

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