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Presidential candidates' economic agendas topic of discussion

Dr. Thomas Knapp
10/21/2004 —

Tom Knapp, associate professor of economics at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, will speak about the competing presidential candidates’ economic agendas on Friday, October 29, at noon, in the Science Building auditorium on the campus in Lehman.

Dr. Knapp will present an overview of the economic context of the election, including the causes and consequences of the recent recession and recovery. He will discuss the effects of the Bush tax cuts on the economy, the federal deficit, and the national debt, and he will assess each candidate’s plan for social security, public spending and taxes.  Dr. Knapp will also make a brief presentation on the economics of the Iraq war. At the conclusion of his remarks, he will address questions from the audience.

This event, sponsored by the Campus Environment Team, Campus Ministries of Northeastern PA, and the Student Activities Fund, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 570-675-9284.

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