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The No-Comparison Comparison of Reagan v Obama

The No-Comparison Comparison of Reagan v Obama

Have you ever wondered why, in a hypothetical match-up, the American people would elect Ronald Reagan over Barack Obama in a landslide? And have you ever wondered why Americans rate Reagan as the… Read more »

The Big Debate for U.S. News: Have Obama’s Policies Helped or Hurt the Economy?

The Big Debate for U.S. News: Have Obama’s Policies Helped or Hurt the Economy?

n previous posts, I’ve used data from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank to show how Obamanomics is leading to very weak results, particularly compared to the economic boom triggered by… Read more »

Has Obama Made the Economy Better or Worse?

Has Obama Made the Economy Better or Worse?

I’ve been a big critic of Obama’s policies on taxes, spending, regulation, and intervention, so you won’t be surprised that I argued on CNBC that his policies have made the… Read more »

One Year Later, Another Look at Obamanomics vs. Reaganomics

One Year Later, Another Look at Obamanomics vs. Reaganomics

On this day last year, I posted two charts that I developed using the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank’s interactive website. Those two charts showed that the current recovery was very… Read more »

New Job Numbers Are a Mixed Bag for the Economy, but Bad News for Obama

New Job Numbers Are a Mixed Bag for the Economy, but Bad News for Obama

The Labor Department released its latest job numbers today and they remind me of Clint Eastwood’s 1966 classic, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” The good news is that… Read more »

No Contest When Comparing Reaganomics and Obamanomics

No Contest When Comparing Reaganomics and Obamanomics

Both President Reagan and President Obama had to deal with serious economic dislocation upon taking office. But they used radically different approaches to deal with the problems they inherited. Reagan… Read more »

Comparing Reaganomics and Obamanomics with Minneapolis Fed Data

Comparing Reaganomics and Obamanomics with Minneapolis Fed Data

Ronald Reagan would have been 100 years old on February 6, so let’s celebrate his life by comparing the success of his pro-market policies with the failure of Barack Obama’s… Read more »