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Top 5 presidents on economy 20th century?

  1. sahbam16 profile image78
    sahbam16posted 5 years ago

    Top 5  presidents on economy 20th century?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    The economy did best when Clinton was in office, with Johnson, Kennedy and Reagan as the runners-up.

  3. LandmarkWealth profile image81
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    Presidents are never solely responsible for economic policy initiatives.  But they can set the tone for the direction if they are solid leaders.  President Warren Harding dealt with the most severe economic contraction of the 20th century in the 1920-21 Depression. By every statistical measure it was more severe than the eventual events of 1929, the stagflation of the 1970's or the current environment we have today.  The Consumer Price Index fell by over 15%. In contrast, the deflationary pressures of the 1929 depression at its worst point was a decline of 11%. Wholesale prices declined by about 36%.  The rate of business failure more than tripled. Among the companies that survived, they saw a 75% decline in profits.

    Policy initiatives implemented by the Harding administration would be considered heresy by the academics of today.  Gov't spending was slashed initially by over 65%. (Those were actual cuts rather than todays interpretation, which is a slowing in the rate of growth).  And later slashed nearly another 50% over the next two years. At the onset Gov't spending coming out of WW1 was about 18.5 billion.  By 1922 it was down to about 3.3 billion.  Marginal tax rates were reduced substantially and interest rates were actually increased by the Fed.  Yet, in 18 short months it was over.  And next came the roaring 20's.   No other economic contraction and speedy recovery of the era is even comparable.

    1. sahbam16 profile image78
      sahbam16posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much that's an incredibly detailed answer!! It's very helpful because I'm currently studying US politics. I wrote a hub on George H W Bush which is the kind of essay I have to write at school I don't know if you'd like to read it. Thanks!!

    2. LandmarkWealth profile image81
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sure...Send me a link

    3. sahbam16 profile image78
      sahbam16posted 5 years agoin reply to this
  4. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
    Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years ago

    We have suffered more from the policies of the Reagan Administration, which are probably unintended consequences of the flawed theory that if some benefit all will benefit.  In his day he was received as the Second Coming.  Clinton was successful turning conservative policies around, but blundered on banking issues that led to the debacle of this century.  Who did well?  I'll vote for the answer on Harding, which I didn't know.  I'd be hard pressed to name one president who didn't make mistakes because the economy seems to be the kind of thing where for every action there is an over-reaction somewhere when you least expect it.