Politics with Amy Walter: Should We Be Worried About a Recession?

August 23, 2019

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The ongoing trade war with China, a weakened global economy, and a lack of investment by companies indicates that a recession might be looming. President Trump has spent his first term saying that the economy is in better shape than ever before, but is that really the case? Who stands to suffer most during another recession? Has the trade war with China fulfilled President Trump's objective for the economy?

Also, when it comes to understanding economic opportunity in Africa, the continent is still largely overlooked by the West. We look at the African Continental Free Trade Area and the opportunities it could unlock. 

Finally, a conversation with the political heavy-hitter from New Hampshire that Democratic hopefuls are trying to woo.

This episode was guest hosted by Duarte Geraldino

Guests:

Nancy Cook, White House Reporter, POLITICO 

Andria Smythe, Assistant Professor of Economics at Howard University

David Luke, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Howard French, Journalism Professor at Columbia University and former New York Times foreign bureau chief in Africa and China

Carlos Cardona, Laconia Democratic Party Chair