Political strategist James Carvel coined the phrase, ‘Its the economy, stupid” almost 20 years ago. Yet it still rings true today as economic issues are dominating the November election campaigns. While some politicians argue that President Obama’s economic policies have furthered the recession, others emphasize the inherited nature of many of those same problems. 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with University of Florida economist Dave Denslow about the impact of the Obama administration’s economic policies, the role of the federal reserve, and China’s economic influence on the United States.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDenslowQandA.mp3]
Many small business owners in Gainesville are facing similar decisions as businesses are allowed to reopen according to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Since locally owned businesses do not have oversight from parent companies, decisions regarding how business will run during the pandemic falls to the individual owners.