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Jan 25, 2022 · The Misery Index was initially used by Jimmy Carter in the 1976 presidential election to assail Gerald Ford's record. At the time, the economy was mired in ...
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May 18, 2022 · The misery index was initiated by economist Arthur Okun, an adviser to President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960's. It is simply the unemployment rate added to ...
Feb 17, 2022 · Historically, the Misery Index – the sum of the unemployment and inflation rates – has offered a sound benchmark for assessing an incumbent party's ...
Nov 15, 2021 · Carter used the misery index to defeat President Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election and then Ronald Reagan saddled Carter with it in 1980 on his own ...
Feb 16, 2022 · The “misery index” has been applied to the tenure of several presidents in past decades — and now it appears to be President Biden's turn.
Feb 10, 2022 · The misery index was created by Arthur Okun, a top economic adviser to President Lyndon Johnson. It became more widely known in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Jun 3, 2022 · WASHINGTON — During the 1976 presidential campaign, Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter capitalized on the economic pain voters were feeling under Republican ...
17 hours ago · In 1976 Jimmy Carter used the “misery index” to handily defeat President Gerald Ford. However, by the end of Carter's term the index had increased by 36% ...
Sep 26, 2021 · Technically the misery index is determined by economists by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate. It was made popular by Jimmy Carter in 1976 when ...