In the United States, mainstream economic views are giving way to more radical ideas that move the needle away from the middle toward the left or right. Whether they are proposals by liberals for guaranteed jobs, or libertarian efforts to loosen patent and licensing restrictions, these ideas are slowly gaining ground instead of getting buried by skeptics. In a topical report that will interest policy experts, executives and voters, Bloomberg Businessweek journalists posit that Americans are likely to hear more nontraditional views from politicians seeking to distinguish their public messages from the business-as-usual crowd.
In this summary, you will learn
- How moderate views on the American economy are giving way to more radical fixes,
- What seven areas of economic debate are likely to emerge in the 2020 US presidential election campaign, and
- What various proposals on both the right and left for fixing the American economy entail.
About the Authors
Peter Coy et al. are journalists with Bloomberg Businessweek.