2020 Presidential Series

2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Tom Steyer

Update 388 — 2020 Presidential Candidate Series;The Economic Agenda of Tom Steyer For our final presidential candidate update series, we look at the economic policy of billionaire and philanthropist Tom Steyer. He has emerged as far and away the most outspoken climate change advocate among remaining Democratic candidates. His campaign focuses on anti-corruption and reducing …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Update 387 — 2020 Presidential Cand. Series:The Economic Agenda of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has made an impression on the 2020 presidential debate stage and the campaign trail thus far as passionate and combative.  Her take-down of Sen. Harris in their second debate served notice that Gabbard fights tough but fair. …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Beto O’Rourke

Update 385 — 2020 Presidential Cand. Series:The Economic Agenda of Rep. Beto O’Rourke Robert “Beto” O’Rourke represented Texas’s 16th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019.  In 2018, he came within three percentage points of beating Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in one of last cycle’s most-watched races. In March, Beto, …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Andrew Yang

Update 383 — 2020 Presidential Cand. Series: The Economic Policy Agenda of Andrew Yang Businessman Andrew Yang has made a splash and has become identified as a Democratic presidential candidate as the “Universal Basic Income,” or UBI, champion.  It hasn’t propelled him in the polls, but that may be beside the point.  In case you’d …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Vice President Joe Biden

Update 379: 2020 Presidential Candidate Series; The Economic Agenda of Vice President Joe Biden  Former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy on April 25 after months of speculation on whether or not he would enter the 2020 race. In the month since his entry in the Democratic primary, Biden has topped the polls, averaging about …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Sen. Klobuchar

Update 376: 2020 Presidential Cand. Series:Economic Agenda of Senator Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is a three-term U.S. Senator with an extensive legislative portfolio, setting her apart from the many 2020 candidates scant on policy.  Her overriding economic theme, “Heartland Economics,” features a trillion dollar infrastructure plan that goes beyond just the Midwest. It is …

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2020 Presidential Candidate Series — Julián Castro

Update 373: 2020 Presidential Cand. Series:The Economic Agenda of Julián Castro Julián Castro is one of the younger presidential candidates running for the 2020 Democratic nomination.  A former cabinet official under President Obama and mayor of San Antonio, Castro’s experience belies his 44 years.  He is considered a rising star in some Democratic Party circles and …

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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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