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Challenges for the Next President: The Economy

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
  • DeVos Communication Center Lobby

Economic issues have been a primary concern for voters in the 2016 election.

The seventh panel discussion in the "Challenges for the Next President" series (sponsored by the Calvin Faith and Citizenship Initiative and the Henry Institute) will consider economic issues. Questions swirl around health care, the global economy and overall economic concerns as citizens ask: Why do health care expenses continue to increase? Has Obamacare been successful? Is access to health care services an economic justice issue? Why do countries join free trade agreements such as NAFTA and do such agreements work? To what extent should the U.S. government regulate free trade? Does immigration help or hinder the economy? Can a U.S. President really do anything to increase the number of domestic manufacturing jobs? What is inflation and is it about to return? Why is economic growth so important and can the U.S. really get it back?

Panelists Include:
Adel Abadeer, Evert Van Der Heide and Scott VanderLinde, all from the Calvin College Economics Department

The Challenges for the Next President series include events leading up to next November's election. The events are not intended to be debates, with a "right" and "left" focus, but instead to examine various points of view which allow us to become more educated and thoughtful voters as we go to the polls on November 8.

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