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What the New York Times Didn't Tell You About Presidents and Economic Growth

BY Jason Pye and Adam Brandon

In a recent editorial, The New York Times’ David Leonhardt opined that the economy performs better under Democratic presidents than under Republicans. Leonhart misses a lot of economic history, choosing instead to criticize Republican presidents, who, he writes, “often clung to theories that they want to believe — like the supposedly magical power of tax cuts and deregulation.”