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THIS HAS BEEN an exceptionally difficult election for anyone who cares about the future of American business or the prospects for American prosperity.

On one side, the Democratic Party has turned increasingly antagonistic toward business. The clearest evidence of that is the strangling entanglement of new regulations that has built up since 2008 and is the subject of this month’s cover story (see

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