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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
Sep 19, 2013

Fed Tapering -- or the Lack Thereof

The fact that the stock market surged on the news that the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) will not be tapering back on quantitative easing should finish....More
Sep 17, 2013

An Inconvenient Truth in the Energy Debate

Former Vice President Al Gore predicted in 2007 that the North Pole would be ice free by 2013. It did not happen and it is not happening. Our....More
Sep 12, 2013

Food for Fuel (and Thought)

Europe decides economics trumps climate change....More
Sep 10, 2013

The Financial Crisis, Part Two? Some Global Thoughts

With credit activity increasing, there are global trends worth watching....More
Sep 05, 2013

What Slower Retail Sales Mean for the US Economy

Retail sales trends show consumers under slow but steady pressure....More
Aug 26, 2013

Mixed Signs for the Housing Market

Recent housing data is currently positive, but a shift may lie ahead....More
Aug 20, 2013

Central Bank of Brazil is in a Tough Position

In its efforts to combat inflation, the Central Bank of Brazil runs the risk of raising interest rates too high and stymying growth....More
Aug 13, 2013

A Tax Saving Move

It seems a growing number of US firms are taking over European businesses and then relocating to Europe. The reason? Hundreds of millions of....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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