Live-econoblogging the Republican debate in California – 89.3 KPCC (blog)

89.3 KPCC (blog)Live-econoblogging the Republican debate in California89.3 KPCC (blog)When Ronald Reagan debated Jimmy Carter in October of 1980, unemployment in the US was running at 7.5 percent — but inflation was at 12.8 percent and the prime inte…

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Commentary by Michael Reagan: Obama could learn from Ronald Reagan – Nevada Appeal

Commentary by Michael Reagan: Obama could learn from Ronald ReaganNevada AppealAt the same time, the real gross national product jumped by 26 percent and the prime interest rate was slashed by half — from 21.5 percent in January 1981 to 10 percent in…

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Obama could learn from Ronald Reagan – Bennington Banner

Obama could learn from Ronald ReaganBennington BannerAt the same time, the real gross national product jumped by 26 percent and the prime interest rate was slashed by half — from 21.5 percent in January 1981 to 10 percent in August 1988. The amount of…

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Obama could learn from Ronald Reagan – Bemidji Pioneer

Obama could learn from Ronald ReaganBemidji PioneerAt the same time, the real gross national product jumped by 26 percent and the prime interest rate was slashed by half — from 21.5 percent in January 1981 to 10 percent in August 1988. The amount of …

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Obama Could Learn from Ronald Reagan – FrontPage Magazine

Obama Could Learn from Ronald ReaganFrontPage MagazineMoreover, the net worth of families earning between $20000 and $50000 annually grew by 27 percent. At the same time, the real gross national product jumped by 26 percent and the prime interest rate …

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A Tale of Two Recessions – Canada Free Press

Fox NewsA Tale of Two RecessionsCanada Free PressUnemployment was higher, President Reagan was dealing with inflation more than double the rate faced by President Obama, and the prime interest rate (which guides all lending rates in the country), was m…

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Obama Could Learn From Ronald Reagan – Patriot Post

Obama Could Learn From Ronald ReaganPatriot PostAt the same time, the real gross national product jumped by 26 percent and the prime interest rate was slashed by half — from 21.5 percent in January 1981 to 10 percent in August 1988. The amount of indi…

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The Economy: Where Are We Headed? – Atlantic Highlands Herald

The Economy: Where Are We Headed?Atlantic Highlands HeraldRepublican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan publicized the “misery index” – a statistic that equaled the sum of the unemployment rate, the inflation rate, and the prime interest rate. …

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The Atlantic: Ailes ‘Shows about the way discourse will be conducted in the … – mediabistro.com

mediabistro.comThe Atlantic: Ailes 'Shows about the way discourse will be conducted in the …mediabistro.comThere are many reasons Carter lost that election to Ronald Reagan; a prime interest rate of 20 percent during the spring symbolized economi…

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Ronald Reagan’s legacy continues to endure, endear – St. George Daily Spectrum

Ronald Reagan's legacy continues to endure, endearSt. George Daily SpectrumAt home, the prime interest rate was 15 percent, inflation was 12.5 percent, and civilian unemployment was 7 percent. High taxes and government regulations were smothering i…

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