I remember, Obama was a fresh start after Iraq war and ended the economic stagnation of the 2000s, could the Bush administration be worse than OTL.
Obama could have more numbers in 2008 after the second term of Bush if there was a recession in 2008, IOTL people are tired of the warmongering of Bush IOTL and his party.Have a house of cards of “investments” built, so that the barest whiff of a downturn in real estate causes the beginnings of a landslide?
And somehow the mega-insurance company AIG makes a good villain!
They’re only somewhat controversial in real life. Well, make them a lot more controversial in this ATL. And just like most recent recessions, some of the mid-wage jobs lost come back as low-wage jobs. And in a big recession have this be an even bigger effect, and Obama of course gets blamed big time!
No one could. It seems to be almost built in that you only get partial job recovery, especially of the vital middle-income jobs.I don't think he can handle fixing a recession, . . .
Except the 2011 recession was only in US and a minor recession had there been a major recession, I doubt Obama would have handled it.No one could. It seems to be almost built in that you only get partial job recovery, especially of the vital middle-income jobs.
Look, as it was, the 2011 recession was a mere pipsqueak. What was it, a 1/2 of a percentage point of loss of GDP?
But given a serious recession, Obama’s strong suit of being an aspirational leader plays to weakness, not strength.
I might even race ahead of you on this one. For example, you don’t need to work too hard to get me to quote economist Milton Friedman to the effect— If you look at it a certain way, the medical profession looks an awful much like a cartel.Politics take longer to realign on national populist/elitist managerialist grounds . . .
Ah, yes, the libertarian counter-factual.. . . the grand bargain of the privatization of social security . . .
Would love to see a timeline in which Indiana is purpled up!I read a timeline where he flipped Indiana.
Trump is a great wild card!. . . And Trump might have won in 2016 . . .
No I would not want him nor Bernie Maddoff to be president.Trump is a great wild card!
Yeah, plays off the American love affair with business men and women (even though none of them can change the fact that other countries have caught up in manufacturing). For example, H. Ross Perot running in 1992 as an independent, all his well-publicized kookiness, dropping out of the race and then re-entered, being fixated on the idea that the Bush people were going to disrupt his daughter’s wedding, apparently he really was concerned about this, creative people often have a kooky side . . . and he still gets 19% of the vote ? ! ?
By all means, run this timeline!
First off, I’m glad we’re still more of a democracy than we are a plutocracy.I make more than a million a month and have 19 passports plus multiple private planes. This is a problem for me how? . . .