Jeffrey Miron, Erin Partin
Optimism among U.S. manufacturers was near an all-time high in early 2017. Just eleven days into his presidency Trump signed an executive orderspecifically targeting overregulation. According to a survey by the National Association of Manufacturers, an advocacy group representing 14,000 U.S. companies, 93.3 percent of respondents felt optimistic about their company’s outlook. This optimism was driven by an expectation that the new...
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