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It’s the Economy, Stupid: Unsolicited Campaign Advice for Mitt Romney

In 1992, President Clinton defeated incumbent President George Bush, Sr. using a campaign slogan cleverly devised by his campaign strategist, James Carville. At a time when the president had decisive foreign policy victories ranging from the end of the Cold … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Unemployment (March 2012 Jobs Data)

Update: Click here for the most recent jobs statistics. On the first Friday of every month, I update the unemployment numbers so that I can compare the unemployment rate under President George W. Bush with the unemployment rate under President Obama at that … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Unemployment (February 2012 Jobs Data)

Update: Click here for the most recent jobs statistics. On the first Friday of every month, I update the unemployment numbers so that I can compare the unemployment rate under President George W. Bush with the unemployment rate under President Obama at that … Continue reading

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The Overbearing Heaviness of Regulation

This week’s edition of The Economist has an excellent article on over-regulation in the United States, and how it is stifling economic growth. For example, America’s share of initial public offerings (IPOs) fell from 67% in 2002 to just 16% … Continue reading

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Obama and Youth Unemployment

In 2008, young adults piled into election booths to vote overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. Their adulation struck me personally as a weird sort of homage to the cult of personality. After all, Obama had no executive experience running any organization … Continue reading

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Did Obama Help or Hinder the Recovery? Dueling Campaign Narratives

Today, I came across a variation of the employment chart below in an Obama campaign ad. In this ad, the old adage holds: There are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” In this campaign season, this truism will likely apply to … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Unemployment (January 2012 Jobs Data)

Update: Click here for the most recent jobs statistics. On the first Friday of every month, I update the unemployment numbers so that I can compare the unemployment rate under President George W. Bush with the unemployment rate under President Obama at that … Continue reading

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Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Three Years Ago?

President Obama has been in office for about three years and six days, which begs the question: Do you feel better off now than you were three years ago? A cursory review of the statistics suggests that the country is … Continue reading

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The Democratic National Committee Might Want to Get a New Chair

Today, DNC Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz had a tough time on Fox News Sunday. She exemplified the double standard that some Democrats hold regarding President Obama. For instance, in the clip below, she maintains that Mitt Romney was accountable … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Unemployment (December 2011 Jobs Data)

Update: Click here for the most recent jobs statistics. On the first Friday of every month, I update the unemployment numbers so that I can compare the unemployment rate under President George W. Bush with the unemployment rate under President Obama at that … Continue reading

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