This month the Council of Economic Advisers released the 2004 Economic Report to the President. In addition to providing an assessment of America’s economy, the report also examines a number of important topics in order to determine how economic policies can affect national output. Everything from business cycles, to taxes, to regulation and legal reform are reviewed in this year’s report. The informative analysis is a welcome relief from the political coverage of the presidential campaign. More importantly, the report offers more valuable insights into issues that matter to voters than does the media’s fixation on military service records. While not as scintillating as headlines from the campaign trail, an informed discussion of economic policy is ultimately more useful to voters who, in poll after poll, demonstrate their concerns about domestic economic policy.