An unnamed an unknown adviser of Mitt Romney allegedly told the UK’s Telegraph that “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”. President Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod jumped right on this saying: “Mitt’s trip off to flying start, even before he lands, with stunningly offensive quotes from his team in British press.” Do you think an actual Romney adviser said this? Or it is merely a drummed up controversy? Is using the term “Anglo-Saxon” actually offensive?
We haven’t discussed Chick-fil-a President Dan Cathy’s comments to the Baptist Press saying: “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit” which has got the mayors of Boston and Chicago all riled up. Should a business leader provide social commentary on the issues of our age? What do you think of politicians promising to block businesses from operating due differences in the political views?
On a lighter note, should you rob a bank? An economist analyzes what your likely take would be, based on data in the US and UK as well as the probability of being caught.