Within the next 24 hours, the United States will have a new president (barring another hanging chad type situation). No matter which major-party candidate wins, our new president will be the most unpopular new commander in chief ever; polls show majorities of the American people hold unfavorable views of both candidates.
So when our new president is sworn in, he or she will take on the task of leading a nation both sharply divided and deeply disgusted. How to begin the process of healing wounds and moving the country forward in a positive direction? Here are three policy changes that can improve both the new president’s public image and U.S. economic performance, and which have—or should have at the very least—bi-partisan support.