Nations Agenda™ - Constructive Political Thought
Informative articles and commentaries on government, economics, climate change, our times
Millennials, Seize the Future or Lose It All
 
Part 7 - Economic Graphs

Some graphs on the current state of our economy -  a work in progress. 

Various political philosophies on the economy have various results. Here you can compare the leadership of parties and their philosophies on the economy.

National Debt in Percent of GDP -

Source: USGovernmentSpending.com

The Federal Debt by President and Political Party

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Additional Sources

Forbes article: Obama Outperforms Reagan on Jobs, Growth and Investing.

Comparisons are fraught with unlevel playing fields. Obama had to fight his way out of the The Great Recession,  and is fighting a 14 year trend of shrinking job growth and a massive shift of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy. The following article, taking a different view, compares an idealized Reagan, who had no such problems, with Obama. Reagan VS Obama.

The highly respected Brookings Institution, a centrist think tank largely focused on the economy, and often quoted by both political parties, echos many of the thoughts about our future, in this Oct. 2014 article: The New Challenge to Market Democracies.

What Is The Endgame of Competition in Business? - Part 8