Election Balance Sheet
Source: University of Michigan (Ross)
Business and economic issues are at the forefront of the 2008 presidential election, so voters have to sort through a plethora of complicated issues. To help with that, a panel of Ross professors on Oct. 14 mapped the contenders' respective positions on taxes, healthcare, trade, and housing and reflected on the potential effects of each candidate's plans. Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are vying for the White House at a time when the financial and credit markets are in unprecedented crisis. The U.S. and other governments have moved to use public money to provide liquidity and shore up banks. With that much at stake, the candidates' positions on money issues are getting extra scrutiny.