A Trump-Era Economy Is Possible Again — But Will Biden Ruin It?
A roaring economy is within our sights again. States are relaxing their grip on COVID-19 restrictions, businesses are reopening, and “we’re hiring” signs have been posted all over town. Newly released economic indicators also show that the prospects for small businesses are looking up.
But while the National Federation of Independent Business’s Small Business Optimism Index rose 1.6 points in April, a record number of employers also report difficulty finding workers. As it turns out, more than eight million jobs have yet to be recovered following the year-long, government-driven economic shutdown, and the national unemployment rate seems to have stalled at just above 6 percent. So what gives?
Government policies are actively discouraging work.