Before Joining the Boycott Bandwagon, Consider This

– June 3, 2023

“We should all be thankful to live in a country where there are plenty of options for beer and bargain buys and that we have the power to vote with our dollars and voice our concerns.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Business Conditions Monthly April 2023

– May 30, 2023

“AIER’s April Business Conditions Monthly indicators reflect the disparate, and to some extent offsetting economic signals emergent within the US economy today.” ~ Peter C. Earle


Why We Need Acquisitions and Why Khan’s Concerns are Bad for Business

– May 28, 2023

“Antitrust cases cost a great deal of time and money, and yet Lina Khan asserts that FTC will be looking more closely at M&As both past and present — and this assertion should be of concern to any entrepreneur and any corporate investor.” ~Kimberlee Josephson


Bud Light’s Sales Implosion, Explained (by Mises)

– May 27, 2023

“Instead of focusing on creating value and serving consumers, companies are forced to dance to the ESG piper’s tune and perform whatever social initiatives a tiny cabal of people regard as important.” ~ Jon Miltimore


The (Big Labor) Empire Strikes Back in Michigan

– May 25, 2023

“Labor unions prefer to obtain all their dues through the easy method of coercion. They hate RTW statutes because they give disaffected workers an escape hatch.” ~ George Leef


A Sick (Pay) Policy that Redefines Work

– May 24, 2023

“To the extent that these app-based companies are about matching unused resources, no matter how small, to those who want to employ those resources, this policy undermines the most beneficial aspect of the sharing economy.” ~ Anthony Gill


America’s Long Depression

– May 19, 2023

“The US economy may continue to grow or shrink a few percent from year to year, but it will remain mired in a deep depression compared to what it could have achieved.” ~ Robert E. Wright


AIER’s Everyday Price Index Up 0.60 Percent in April 2023

– May 13, 2023

“AIER’s Everyday Price Index (EPI) rose 0.60 percent in April 2023 following being essentially unchanged in March and rising 1.6 percent in January and February.” ~ Peter C. Earle


Stagflation Lite: 1st Quarter US GDP Growth Weakens to 1.1 Percent Amid a Renewed Inflationary Surge

– April 27, 2023

“The current US economic environment could be categorized as stagflation lite, demonstrating as it does relatively resilient employment amid increasingly entrenched inflation and weakening growth.” ~ Peter C. Earle


Business Conditions Monthly March 2023

– April 26, 2023

“No indicators are conclusive, and all are subject to change or revision. But in the the aggregate, current data suggests that US economic fundamentals are deteriorating. The current baseline estimate is for an economic recession within the next twelve to eighteen months.” ~ Peter C. Earle


AIER’s Everyday Price Index Flat in March 2023

– April 12, 2023

“AIER’s Everyday Price Index (EPI) rose 0.03 percent in March 2023, following increases of 0.93 percent in January and 0.67 percent in February.” ~ Peter C. Earle


Business Conditions Monthly February 2023

– March 22, 2023

“The AIER Leading Indicator remained essentially neutral in February 2023, maintaining the level of 58 from the previous month. Our Roughly Coincident Indicator rose from 50 to 92 in February 2023, with the Lagging Indicator falling from 50 to 33.” ~ Peter C. Earle