The Economics Of The American Election: Pakistan Edition

November 11, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

The 2012 American Presidential election was keenly watched by people across the world. Dawn looked at how Barack Obama’s victory is likely to transform the economics of one industry in Pakistan: American flag making.

  • Obama is a fairly unpopular figure in Pakistan due to his use of drone strikes in Pakistani territory.
  • With his reelection, Pakistani flag-makers are expecting to see a surge in demand – for American flags – as disaffected citizens buy them to publicly set them on fire in protest of the strikes.
  • This isn’t the first time this year the flag makers have seen a boom in demand. Something similar happened when an anti-Islam film made in the United States surfaced on YouTube.

Find out how much an American flag costs in Pakistan, and the varying quality of the flags you can purchase over here.

Source: Dawn

Via: Marginal Revolution