October 28, 2013 | New York City Investors have a world of options to choose from so how does the United States stack up? Does it make sense to bet on America in an era of messy politics, government shutdowns and debt ceiling shenanigans? In a lively conversation with cutting-edge thinkers led by Ezra Klein, we look at the forces from Washington that are determining America’s economic future and ask what America is getting right, and wrong, in positioning its 21st century economy.
'The United States isn't crazy expensive'How much does the political system matter for the future of the American economy? "For the most part, you should ignore what happens in D.C. if you're an investor," says Barry Ritholtz, chief investment officer for Ritholtz Wealth Management. The exception, he says, is when Washington either does something spectacularly well or spectacularly poorly.