Topic: Research

Blinded by a Blizzard of Data

– November 28, 2020

“What’s important is that we address each risk with commensurate care. That the media has consistently reported on Covid without appropriate context suggests that historians will look back on 2020 less for its outbreak of Covid than for its outbreak of hysteria.” ~ Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan


The Clearest and Best Video Explanation of the Virus, the Lockdowns, and the Impact

– September 9, 2020

“Those of us who have been reading and writing on lockdowns and the Covid-19 virus have been frustrated in competition with media frenzy and disinformation. Many times since February or so, I imagined that the latest study would put an end to the fake-science silliness and highly damaging lockdowns. But it kept not happening.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker


What’s Gone Wrong with the Aramco IPO?

– December 6, 2019

Imagine for a moment, the following: In an industry with global demand there is one organization that has the following advantages. It has the lowest cost of production for its product, exported and used by every country on the planet, and is part of a …


The Job Guarantee: A Critical Analysis (Executive Summary)

– October 18, 2018

A federal job guarantee would be monumentally expensive, return only limited value from the participants’ work, entail administrative challenges nearly impossible to solve, and be potentially disastrous for economic growth and the private labor market.


The Bitter Logic of Political Choice

– August 27, 2018

Not only does our politics drive a wedge between the public and the political community, but it places certain privileged political actors in a position to be tyrants over their fellow citizens. They govern over and not with others in the society under examination.


The Changing Nature of Recessions

– October 21, 2014

In the years leading up to December 2007, there was a growing chorus declaring the end of business cycles. Clearly, business cycles have not gone away, and AIER’s research, contained in our new study, The Changing Nature of Recessions, shows that recessions have changed in troubling ways. 


From Savings to Income: Retirement Drawdown Strategies

– July 10, 2014

There is no single winning strategy for retirement drawdowns. But there are ways to construct a balance between needlessly underspending and threatening long-term security.


Recovery Boosts Informal Learning

– November 21, 2013

The towns and cities of the College Destinations Index return to pre-recession strengths.


Globalization Pays Off

– September 3, 2012

Manufacturing flexes its muscles as foreign and domestic firms expand their U.S. operations. by AIER Staff Additional content: Raising Taxes Won’t Help by Julie Ni Zhu, Research Analyst Ask the Expert: Timely Conversion by Steven J.J. Weisman Nursing’s …


Credit’s Mixed Message

– August 6, 2012

Research Reports Vol. LXXIX, no. 14 | August 6, 2012 Usually a sign of confidence, climbing credit card use reflects the uneven impact of the recovery. by Sarah Todd, Editor   Additional content: The Dollar and the Meltdown by AIER Staff Ask the E …


Tech and the Shrinking Middle Class

– July 2, 2012

Research Reports Vol. LXXIX, No. 12 | July 2, 2012 Jobs based on routine tasks, regardless of skill level, face the biggest threat from the computer age. by AIER Staff Additional content: Anna Jacobson Schwartz, 1915-2012by Walker F. Todd, Research Fel …


The Changing Nature of Money

– June 18, 2012

Research Reports Vol. LXXIX, No. 11, June 18, 2012 Once upon a time, current policy would have yielded stronger growth and more inflation. by Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education Additional content: ASK THE EXPERT: Summer Scams …