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In Memoriam: Lawrence S. Pratt (1942-2020)

– June 29, 2020

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Larry Pratt on June 27. Larry served in several roles at the American Institute for Economic Research and American Investment Services. He made a profound contribution to both organizations, through illuminating our readers and helping our clients prosper.

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Special Note from Edward Stringham

– March 12, 2020

The good news is that this problem will pass in time, but a sound strategy right now, in addition to individual caution, is to free the markets to make the world economy less vulnerable to shocks such as this one.

Shakira Super Bowl

Shakira’s Musical Disquisition on Uncertainty, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

– February 4, 2020

Shakira’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime was of course, as one would expect, incredibly wonderful. She has a history of providing more than entertainment, however. Her song “Try Everything” from the thrilling animated film Zootopia offers a dee …

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Top Performers of 2019

– December 18, 2019

I’m very pleased to present to you the top performers of this year. These are the readers’ choices. I will post my favorites in a few days. Truly, it’s been a remarkable year. I’m confident in saying that this website offers the most consistently great …


AIER and Freedom Need Your Support

– November 26, 2018

AIER can set a new and higher standard for quality, reach, and sheer intellectual firepower. We have the skill. We have the team. We have the passion. And we have a moral obligation.

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What Is AIER and What Is It Doing? (Videos)

– October 10, 2018

Two new videos tell a short story of our history and reveal some of what we are doing today. 


Cotswold Cottage at AIER

– June 10, 2018

In the Cotswold Hills north of Bath, England, large manor houses were made from the local oolitic limestone. Cotswold Cottage at AIER in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, built from 1929 to 1931, was intended to be a copy of that Cotswold style, which is why our revered stone house has sometimes been called “Old Cotswold.”


Dear Mr. President, Part 2

– July 26, 2017

In 1969, as the war in Vietnam was raging, AIER Founder Edward C. Harwood and his brothers wrote an open letter to President Richard Nixon.


What Will Inflation and Devaluation Mean to You?

– July 25, 2017

By Donald G. Ferguson, Bion H. Francis, E. C. Harwood, Benjamin D. Manton, and Their Assistants on the Institute Staff Part I Where Does Money Come From, and What Is Inflation? Has the Danger of Inflation Passed? Part II Inflation’s Timing an …


Ithaca, Binghamton Ranking in 2014-2015 CDI Highlighted by

– October 7, 2014

When it comes to the title of best college town in America, Ithaca continues to reign supreme. The American Institute for Economic Research released its latest College Destination Index, which compares college towns across the country on numerous categ …


AIER After 75 Years: Our History and Plans for the Future

– February 1, 2008

Economic Bulletin Vol. XLVIII No. 2 | February 2008 by the Editorial Staff