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5 Minutes for Business: On November 8, Will the Fever Break?


Every other week, we release 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. As we anxiously await the U.S. presidential elections on November 8, Hendrik challenges Trump’s claims that the U.S. economy is “terrible,” “very bad,” and “a complete disaster.” The consensus explanation for Mr. Trump’s support is that the working class is struggling desperately in a weak economy, putting them in a position to vote for anything that will help to shake up the system. In contrast to Trump’s claims, the U.S. economy is in a much better position than he is choosing to acknowledge.




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