Saturday, January 28, 2012

What Mattered This Week?

Seemed like an eventful week to me in Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan...that's a lot.

The 4th amendment case decided this week, US v. Jones, seemed important to me.

I don't really think there's much left of importance in the nomination fight. Romney moved ahead of Newt in Florida, but that just means (assuming it holds up) that there will be less irrelevant hype after Tuesday. Romney is going to have to pretend it's a contest through Super Tuesday at this point no matter what happens in Florida. Watch to see if Rick Santorum has a late surge into second place, but so far it's not happening. There were also some new unflattering details about Romney's finances and background; not a plus for him, but unlikely to matter much.

What else? What do you think mattered this week?


  1. US GDP numbers mattered this week.

  2. The Fed more or less announced a 2% inflation target which is about half or less of what we actually need. This ensures a number more years of economic pain and muddling through before we are out of the current hangover from the financial crisis especially since Congress and the President seem determined to pass more and more anti-stimulus austerity.


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