US Presidential Election

The US presidential election involved timeless issues. While the election is over, the issues about fiscal and monetary policy and regulation remain topics for econlife.

  • US Chicken Paw Exports to China

    Playing Chicken With China?

    Sep 19, 12 • 1008 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday’s headlines about the US taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for unfair auto and auto parts subsidies took me to chicken feet and The Economist’s Sinodependency Index. Knowing the major firms that depend on China for......  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Obama’s Keynesian Message

    Sep 17, 12 • 1289 Views • No Comments

    Comparing Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan economics, people name John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich von Hayek. Having looked at Hayek several weeks ago, let’s turn to Keynes now. During 1934, with unemployment high and production low, British economist John......  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Tax Matters

    Sep 10, 12 • 569 Views • No Comments

    The candidates agree that tax proposals need to focus on reducing the deficit and on government spending. After that, the divide on tax policy is considerable. To narrow the gap between revenue and spending, President Obama supports a higher tax rate for the......  [read more]

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    Election Economics: More of the Jobs Story

    Sep 3, 12 • 679 Views • No Comments

    Here are some jobs facts that might be helpful when you listen to the candidates. During 1933, the unemployment rate was a cataclysmic 24.9%. Having entered office that year, FDR was re-elected in 1936 with unemployment still soaring but better at 16.9%. The......  [read more]

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    Why Are Most of Us Middle Class?

    Aug 28, 12 • 604 Views • No Comments

    “What then is the American, this new man?…He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he......  [read more]