Republican politicians are often quick to claim business experience and economic expertise — but when push comes to shove, they often show a profound disinterest in the real economic machinery of our global markets.
Still, the utter lack of engagement on some of the most pressing matters facing the interrelated economies of Europe, Asia, and the Americas from the current crop of GOP presidential hopefuls is doing more than raising eyebrows.
In last night’s GOP presidential primary debate, CNBC moderator, Jim Cramer, finally had had enough nonsense from the Republican front runners, who almost uniformly shrugged off the European debt crisis.
“I would love it if we were independent,” Cramer said of the US economy. “It would be terrific to say it’s your fault and it’s your problem. But if this goes, the world banking system could shut down. Doesn’t that involve our banks too?”
More in the Los Angeles Times: GOP candidates at debate: Italy is Europe’s problem