Amidst all the noise of the 2012 presidential election, Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler believes one important story has not been heard by the media: economic growth.
Winkler gave a lecture to a crowd of about 250 people Tuesday in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Entitled “2012: The Economy Election,” his speech addressed the influence the economy has had on the 2012 presidential election.
Winkler told the crowd the belief that the U.S. economy is still crumbling is a misconception, and an overwhelming amount of evidence supports this idea.
He gave a monthly outline of the economy since August 2011, citing examples that the housing slump has bottomed, the average American household and savings rate has increased, foreign debt has decreased and dollar assets are becoming more prominent.
“There is a connection between level of interest rates, the dollar, housing and investing,” Winkler said. “At the moment, the U.S. is probably in the preferred place for global investment.”