/ Modified sep 30, 2016 9:20 p.m.

Are Presidential Candidates' Economic Plans Viable?

Also, analyses of the first debate, a discussion of the youth vote and more.

With one presidential debate down and two to go, voters are preparing to cast their ballots in less than six weeks.

Polls show Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in a close race, and voters are taking a closer look at their respective economic plans as November nears.

Economist Jim Rounds questions the viability of the candidates’ plans.

“It’s the scale. It’s not, ‘This policy is right or wrong,’ in a lot of cases. It’s, ‘Can you afford to go from point A to point B?’ Probably not,” he said. “I don’t think either is going to be able to implement their plan.”

Rounds feels neither candidate’s plan is good for Arizona.

“They’re both bad. It’s a train wreck or a dumpster fire. There’s got to be some middle ground.”

Instead, the problems and lack of detail in the economic plans may be a product of the climate of election season, Rounds said, and whoever is elected will have to change course when in office.

Also on Arizona Week:

University of Arizona economist George Hammond discusses the influence of the government on the economy, education and border infrastructure.

Samara Klar and Chris Weber of the UA School of Government and Public Policy offer an analysis of the first presidential debate and talk about the importance of the youth vote.

Lorraine Rivera speaks with Mike Hernandez, the Arizona director for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, who has not been invited to the debate stage yet.

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