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Much has been made of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s policies on gun control, foreign affairs and immigration but how do they measure up in terms of economic policy? Behind all of the fiery rhetoric of the election campaign, both candidates have some real economic policy changes in mind, policy changes that could shape the U.S. for years to come.
Moodys Analytics delved into the potential macroeconomic consequences of victory for each candidate, and some of their conclusions can be seen on the following infographic.
They predict that if Clinton wins the White House and her proposals get pushed through, the U.S. economy will be stronger for and more competitive. However, a Trump victory would weaken the economy significantly and send the send it into recession between 2018 and 2020.
This chart shows the predicted impact of Trump & Clinton’s proposed economic policies. Source: The Statistics Portal