Policies for an Obama Second Term
What does President Barack Obama have in mind for a second term? Critics say his lackluster address at last week's Democratic National Convention failed to set out a vision.Keep reading here, my latest post in Bloomberg View, "Five Economic Goals Hidden in Obama’s Rhetoric." It's an in-depth examination of the President's policy options and the realism of his stated goals. Recommended for policy wonks.
That's not entirely true. Asking voters to "rally around a set of goals" for the country, Obama set several economic objectives -- increasing exports, clean energy production and manufacturing employment -- and others that were political, such as reducing the deficit and bolstering national security and education.
Let's look more closely at these presidential promises...