GDP, Retail Sales, Income, CPI, Jobs Under Past 5 Presidents

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Harrison Roger
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Presidents are at least partially judged, rightly or wrongly, by how well the economy performs under their tenure. Here’s a look at how the past 12 presidents look according to five of the most important economic indicators – GDP, GDP The first indicator is the sum of all final production and consumption, or GDP. This measure makes presidents Clinton (+35%), Reagan (+31%), Eisenhower (+20%), Kennedy (+23%), and Johnson (+21%) look good. In contrast, presidents Obama (+10%), Ford (+8%), Bush I (+9%), Carter (+14%), and Nixon (+13%) look quite poor. The Bush II year are somewhat a Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde story.  Growth was…

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Roger is an economic adviser and active angel investor. He owns various economics firms. His work allows him a diverse group of clients across the globe, including the United States, Europe, and Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in business economics.