How should we grade a president’s handling of the economy?

The NY Times explains how we should evaluate a president’s handling of the economy:

Similarly, a better way to judge presidents is by the policies they pursue, not the outcomes over which they preside. This task is harder than merely looking at unemployment, inflation and the growth of gross domestic product. It requires having a view about what policies are best at fostering prosperity and acknowledging that the experts are often divided on that question.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/upshot/to-grade-presidents-on-the-economy-look-at-policies-not-results.html?_r=0

 

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