Metrics to evaluate a Presidency

by ArisC1 min read24th Jan 201780 comments


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I got lots of helpful comments in my first post, so I'll try a second: I want to develop a list of criteria by which to evaluate a presidency. Coming up with criteria and metrics on the economy is pretty easy, but I'd like to ask for suggestions on proxies for evaluating:


  • Racial relations;
  • Gender equality;
  • Impact on free trade / protectionism;
  • Education;
  • Any other significant factor that would determine whether a president is successful.
Note: a few people have pointed out that the president is restrained by senators and congressmen etc - I realise that; but if we are willing to admit that presidents do have some effect in society, we should be prepared to measure them.