Up until now, economic policy has scarcely played a role in the U.S. presidential campaign. Yet what is at stake are basic decisions about the economy’s future direction.
Three questions are especially important:
How will the future president deal with massive government debt, which is as high as at the end of World War II?
What are the candidates’ positions on globalization and on existing and planned trade agreements, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?
What strategies will be implemented against increasing inequality and self-destructive polarization within society?