5 Lines I liked from the Economist’s debate coverage

1. “Purple, my gut says that the idea of overwhelming military superiority is a salve to a shaky national ego bruised from years of economic weakness, and this is why Mr Romney’s boneheaded intransigence about military spending works in his favour.”
2. “It really is amazing that Mitt Romney managed to lead the poor state of Massachusetts into appreciating the value of education.”
3. “Mr Obama implies (but does not quite ask) a good question: if Mr Romney is a ruthless efficiency expert on all domestic programmes, why not the military too?”
4. “Here is a fun fact: the sanctions on Iran are so devastating because we are cutting off Iranian banks from the dollar payments system. This only works because our banks are so dominant in international finance.”
5. “And for our last question: Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America. Candidates: your thoughts in the two remaining minutes.”
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/10/presidential-race-2

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I'm an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Faculty Research Fellow at National Bureau of Economic Research. You can follow me on twitter @omzidar. http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/owen.zidar/index.html
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