Defense Production Act invoked by President Trump at just the right time.

Michael Busler
4 min readMar 28, 2020

It is time to use the Defense Protection Act.

President Trump is using the Defense Production Act (DFA) to compel General Motors (GM) to immediately produce ventilators. Originally, GM voluntarily offered to produce as many as 40,000 units “very quickly.” Trump thought having them produce ventilators voluntarily is always the best way to…

Michael Busler

Dr. Busler is an economist and a public policy analyst. He is a Professor of Finance at Stockton University. His op-ed columns appear in Townhall, Newsmax.