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Lee Ohanian: The Economic Policies of the 2016 Presidential Candidates

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Lee Ohanian: The Economic Policies of the 2016 Presidential Candidates
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Eric Draper

President Obama often highlights his administration’s success in spurring a robust economic recovery; Lee Ohanian, however, is less optimistic about the state of the US economy under his leadership. Ohanian argues that Obama’s narrative rests on flawed economic logic and blames the lackluster recovery on a departure of US economic policy from free market principles. With this sober assessment of the current US economy in mind, he explores the potential for improvement under each of the leading 2016 presidential candidates and measures their platforms in terms of promoting freedom, enterprise, and the Constitution.