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Dec 06, 2013

A Balanced Look at the Manufacturing Employment Numbers

Recent manufacturing employment numbers need to be viewed in the larger economic context....More
Dec 04, 2013

The Economics of the Employment Recovery and Quantitative Easing

With a profitable corporations slow to hire, further Federal Reserve quantitative easing could create more potential for inflationary pressures and....More
Nov 26, 2013

The Fed Could Do More?

Janet Yellen’s claims regarding Fed actions deserve closer scrutiny....More
Nov 21, 2013

Tax Increase Eyed by the Senate as 'More Fair'

A proposed tax on earnings held overseas will not bring the benefits its sponsors promise....More
Nov 15, 2013

Canada Cuts and Wins

Canada’s fiscal policy is an example worth considering....More
Nov 11, 2013

Hype and Profits Surround the Carbon Conversation

Proposed views of a catastrophic future need thorough review and a valid cost-benefit analysis....More
Oct 30, 2013

A Good September in Economic News

US Industrial Production and leading indicator signals continue to give a consistent economic outlook....More
Oct 24, 2013

Germany on the Go

International firms continue to expand operations in the U.S.; we need to ensure that we maintain this competitive advantage....More
Oct 23, 2013

Canada and Free Markets

A free trade deal between Canada and the European Union can bring immense benefits....More
Oct 18, 2013

The Big Deal About The Deal

The deal over the shutdown is good near-term news, but doesn’t change long-term economic realities....More
Oct 10, 2013

Thoughts on the Debt Ceiling Drama

The political theater continues over fiscal policies....More
Oct 08, 2013

Housing and the Shutdown

While headlines say a government shutdown would hurt the recovery in housing and the broader economy, housing was already on the backside of the....More
Oct 02, 2013

It Does Not Pay to be Young and Single (for Insurance)

Young single individuals who have to pay for their own health insurance will be at a significant disadvantage in 2014. As a group, healthy singles....More
Sep 30, 2013

A Government Shutdown from an Economist's Viewpoint

Have you heard that a government shutdown would hurt the US economy like it did last time? Perhaps we should not believe everything we hear out of....More
Sep 24, 2013

Affordable Health Care?

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act will no doubt benefit some, but overall it will be costly and may hurt hundreds of thousands of people....More

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Brian Beaulieu has been an economist with ITR Economics since 1982 and its CEO since 1987. He is also Chief Economist for Vistage International and TEC, global organizations comprised of over 13,000...

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