2020 Presidential Series

2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Sen. Gillibrand

Update 369 — 2020 Presidential Cand. Series; Economic Agenda of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand This month has featured three economic policy surprises — a sudden budget agreement between the president and Speaker Pelosi, a monetary course reversal by the Fed, and a drop in GDP growth from 3.1 the first quarter of 2019 to 2.1 in …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Sen. Booker

Update 366 — 2020 Presidential Cand. Series:Economic Agenda of Senator Cory Booker Today we have a look at the major domestic economic policy proposals that Sen. Cory Booker has introduced and is running on.  Booker may not outnumber Sen. Warren in volume, but he has innovated as well, with thoughtful approaches to deeply vexing economic and financial issues. …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Sen. Harris

Update 363 — 2020 Presidential Cand. Series:Economic Agenda of Senator Kamala Harris  The chief economic proposal offered by Sen. Kamala Harris is a progressive, redistributive tax cut providing relief to middle-class Americans. Its significant revenue cost is only partially offset in the current proposal. We’ve seen tax proposals of similar scale (Trump), beneficiaries (BIll Clinton) and …

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2020 Pres. Candidates Propose Bevy of Tax Credits

Update 361 — 2020 Pres. Candidates Propose Bevy of Tax Credits, But Are They Progressive? The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are advancing a smorgasbord of tax credit proposals, mainly focused on augmenting existing tax credit programs, such as the earned income tax credit (EITC) and the child tax credit (CTC).  Tomorrow, House Ways & Means …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Mayor Buttigieg

Update 360 — 2020 Presidential Cand. Series:Economic Agenda of Mayor Pete Buttigieg Who is Mayor Pete and what is his early polling boomlet about? At 37, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg would be the youngest president in American history.  Several recent presidents have entered office earlier in their lives than might have been ideal and …

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2020 Presidential Cand. Series: Sanders

Update 356 — 2020 Presidential Cand. Series:Economic Agenda of Sen. Bernie Sanders In 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders ran for president as the progressive challenger to Hillary Clinton, an alternative for those fed up with the establishment. He almost won the nomination. Now, with over twenty Democratic contenders in the 2020 primary, many of whom are …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series (Warren)

Update 353: 2020 Presidential Cand. SeriesSen. Warren’s Prolific Progressive Policy Platform Today’s update marks the start of our new bi-weekly series, a review of the economic policy platforms of prominent 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who have qualified for one or more DNC debates. First up, we examine Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposed “wealth tax.” Below, we …

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