Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Economic Consequences of Bush Presidency

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate, has written a powerful indictment of the costs associated with the Bush presidency. It makes for sober reading.

Here's a snip:
Up to now, the conventional wisdom has been that Herbert Hoover, whose policies aggravated the Great Depression, is the odds-on claimant for the mantle “worst president” when it comes to stewardship of the American economy. Once Franklin Roosevelt assumed office and reversed Hoover’s policies, the country began to recover. The economic effects of Bush’s presidency are more insidious than those of Hoover, harder to reverse, and likely to be longer-lasting. There is no threat of America’s being displaced from its position as the world’s richest economy. But our grandchildren will still be living with, and struggling with, the economic consequences of Mr. Bush.
Learn more: The Economic Consequences of Mr. Bush

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