Clinton and Trump’s Economic Proposals

Earlier this week I wrote an essay for our departmental newsletter, The Coyote Economist. In that piece I offer an assessment of the economic proposals of the top two presidential candidates, Clinton and Trump. A slightly amended version, I like to think enhanced, can be found here. The short version is that Clinton’s proposals will not be as stimulative to the economy as Trump’s, but it will be focused on salvaging the social wage, reducing inequality, and staying the course on US imperial designs. In contrast, Trump’s version will be more stimulative, but at the cost of reducing the social wage while increasing militarism and runnning the risk of encouraging global trade wars.

About Mayo Toruño

Professor of Economics, Emeritus California State University San Bernardino
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