The Economic legacy of HW Bush

Succeeding Reagan was to be an almighty task for anyone. Following a decade of unparalleled growth and prosperity, a turn away from stagflation and the economic misery of the 70s, Vice-President George HW Bush took the reins of the Republican party and the Presidency following Reagan’s departure in 1988. Quite possibly the most qualified everContinue reading “The Economic legacy of HW Bush”

The Economic legacy of Thatcher’s government

Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979 at a time of political and economic turmoil. The inflation rate had reached over 25% just three years prior, unions were striking at every possible opportunity, the country was in a mess. At the same time, economic growth had stagnated with unemployment reaching a 30-year high of 7%Continue reading “The Economic legacy of Thatcher’s government”

Merkel’s economic chancellorship

Angela Merkel become the German chancellor in 2005. Merkel ran as the CDU/CSU candidate, the centre-right Conservative alliance in Germany. The CSU contests elections in only Bavaria, whereas the CDU operates in the other states of Germany. In the election campaign, the CDU/CSU pursued a fiscally conservative agenda, promising more deregulation, tax reductions and publicContinue reading “Merkel’s economic chancellorship”

The Economic legacy of the Clinton administration

In 1993, Bill Clinton became the first Democrat to ascend to the US Presidency in just over 12 years. The former Arkansas Governor ran on a ‘Third Way’ platform, promising to enact moderate economic policies, following the three successive Republican Presidential election victories. Clinton promised an end to so-called ‘Reaganomics,’ campaigning on a fiscally conservativeContinue reading “The Economic legacy of the Clinton administration”