Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 07-14-13

Salient to Investors:

Fareed Zakaria said:

  • Pakistan is full of Islamic radicals, nuclear weapons, ambitious generals, and corrupt politicians but things are changing. For the first time in its history, an elected government completed a 5-year term, giving way to a new set of democratically elected leaders.
  • Pakistan’s demographics are vibrant. A third of the electorate is under the age of 30.
  • Pakistan’s economy remains in critical condition. Foreign investment is drying up, deficits crippling its government. But Sharif has announced a series of measures to run state-owned companies more efficiently, to get the country’s fiscal house in order, and to open up the economy.

Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley at Brookings say American mayors and metropolitan governments are reaching across party lines, partnering with the private sector, and solving problems. America is growing, but from the bottom up, not the top down.

The UN says Mexico is now the most obese nation in the industrialized world.

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