For good or ill, political leaders have little control over economy

No matter their position, those in power have little effect on how the stock market performs or whether an economy lags or surges.



March 16, 2020 - 10:27 AM

Julie Doll

How much control does the president have over the U.S. economy?

Not nearly as much as President Donald Trump claims when the news is good.

And not nearly as much as Trump’s critics claim when the news is bad.

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