Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Quick Hits

It's been a while since I've provided the quick hits, so this will be a table-clearing of sorts.  Enjoy:
  • Sarah Palin, Free Trader.  Maybe the fact that the Guv mentioned free trade not once, but twice(!), in her "open letter to GOP freshmen" will calm some of those silly fears out there that the Tea Party's packed with raving protectionists destined to turn Republicans against trade altogether. 
  • India, Currency Dove.  Great FT op-ed here about how India has thus far refused to fall into the currency abyss (and, by the way, still runs a bilateral trade surplus with the United States even as the Rupee appreciates against the Dollar).
  • GM, Fake "Success."  Everyone wants to talk about how super-awesome the GM bailout turned out.  Except that it didn't.  At all.
  • BMW Hires 1000 Americans to Make Cars in America.  So should we start complaining about a "race to the bottom" and demanding that folks "buy American" now, or should we wait until these good folks have found other employment with "real American" companies? (<-- obvious sarcasm)
That's all for tonight, folks. 

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