My morning reads:

• The Next President Is Lucky (Slate) see also Economy Set for Better Times Whether Obama or Romney Wins (Bloomberg)
• U.S. Retailers Expect Best Holiday Season Since 2007 (Real Time Economics)
• We’re Getting A New FOMC For Christmas (Slate)
•  Presidents are powerless to save the US economy  (FT Alphaville) see also USA Recession Odds: 100%? (Pragmatic Capitalism)
• Why vote? (Interfluidity)
• Electoral-Vote Cartograph (Big Picture)
Pundit accountability: The official 2012 election prediction thread (Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog)
• Dueling Bitterness on Cable News (NYT)
• Apple Said to Be Exploring Switch From Intel for Mac (Bloomberg)
• A beautiful design and no jerks: how Tumblr did it (Gigaom)

What are you reading?


The Dollar Is Still King, For Now

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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9 Responses to “10 Tuesday AM Reads”

  1. Mike in Nola says:

    Apparently the Surface is as rugged as touted. Whether it’s as useful is still up in the air.

  2. Mike in Nola says:

    This was on NC this morning. As an urban southerner I’ve thought this way a long time. If Obama had gone populist and at least had some token banker perp walks, he would be a shoe in.

  3. techy says:

    Mike in Nola: I do not think Obama can win over white christians for two reasons:
    1. Racism is still a big deal, particularly in southern states and other rural areas. They hated him so much that any lunatic can simply run for office just by opposing Obama.
    2. Religion: You cannot win support unless you say you are pro-life to the nth level and you are anti gay. Blue dog democrats can only run for office if they pass these two tests.

  4. 4X says:

    Euro vs USD between 2008-2012 Barack Obama Presidential Elections:

    From start to finish of the 2008-2012 term the USD only lost approximately 3% to the Euro. There’s been quite a few 20% moves in between making it challenging for both buyers and sellers. ( Nov.6, 2012 Election day, trading at approximately 1.28 )


    BR: Cool, I’ll post it

  5. Mike in Nola says:


    I’m not saying he’d could get a majority, but he doesn’t need that. They are scrapping over a percent or two of voters in the southern swing states. I’ve got relatives out in the country who are 47%’ers and could well be reached by somebody like a Carville, who is (or was) a rural southern white male. Just need to drum home what Romney really thinks of them. An Axelrod has no chance.

    Was just watching Al Jazeera’s coverage of the election, which ain’t bad. They had a reporter in Tampa/Orlando and he interviewed a couple of obvious geniuses. It was a middle aged couple who had sunk their life savings into a franchise cupcake shop. Very sad. They said they never would vote for Obama because he had never started a business. Since Obama’s never lost his life savings on a foolish franchise business started during a depression, I guess they still wouldn’t be able to vote for him in the future.

  6. willid3 says:

    here i always wondered why it was that any one that claimed or just said i am a conservative gets elected. even if they just barely can fall of the turnip truck. and need help doing that too
    we dont get the arguments about what they are going to do. just are we conservative enough

  7. techy says:

    Mike in Nola: One tactics could have worked if done by surrogates, they should have beaten the drum that Willard is a mormon, that may discourage some evangelicals. 47% is not going to cut it in southern states, race and religion trumps everything over here, Issues are just side show because it is not cool to talk about race and religion openly, everyone becomes a fiscal conservative when there is a democrat is power. Even college educated folks were full of hatred for Obama even in 2009.

  8. Willy2 says:

    A USD going up means that the process of deleveraging has been gaining steam. Not a good sign for the stockmarket going forward. People confuse a USD going up with a bull market in the US.

  9. Dennis L says:

    Strong dollar versus other currencies ? Does that mean other currencies are de-basing faster than we are, or has deleveraging begun? Why are either of these good ?