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The Big Picture: Midterms and the World

Thursday, October 28, 2010

James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, and Ryan Avent, online economics editor for The Economist, look at how then U.S. midterms are playing around the world and at how the election could affect a number of global policy concerns: from the debate over China’s valuation of its currency, to EU austerity measures, to the prospects for an arms reduction treaty with Russia.

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Ryan Avent and James Fallows
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Comments [2]

There are actually scholarly schools -- with representatives at Columbia, Harvard, Chicago, among others -- who argue that global stability is _improved_ with more nuclear weapons, not least because such weapons make accentuate the risk averse-ness of people like George W. Bush.

As for economics and entitlements, I am routinely astonished by how little people like James Fallows understand of economics.

Oct. 28 2010 01:52 PM
George from Brooklyn

How would a Republican victory change President Obama's standing across the world?

How would the world react to a Republican victory in the midterms?

How has the midterm election being covered in China? Is it being covered at all?

Oct. 28 2010 12:30 AM

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