April 6, 2004

GOOD NEWS: Business confidence is at a twenty-year high:

Confidence among US business leaders is stronger than it has been for 20 years, according to a long-running measure of boardroom attitudes, as rising profits finally encourage companies to start hiring.

The quarterly survey by the Conference Board confirms last week’s official employment data suggesting concerns about a jobless recovery may be waning.

In other news, the air is getting cleaner: “All pollution regulated by the Clean Air Act is declining, has been declining for years, and continues to decline.”

UPDATE: Here’s more (mostly) good economic news, from the Joint Economic Committee: “A Surge in Job Growth.”

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