Philippa Dunne and Doug Henwood:
The Liscio Report: Presidential economics: Do parties matter?: this is a good time to look at the partisan patterns in some major economic and financial indicators. The differences are significant, and worth thinking about for anyone with dollars at stake after January 20, 2009:
These partisan patterns are immensely strong. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out, it is very hard to point to any concrete policy steps taken by administrations that are strong and directed enough to produce them. Yet there they are.