U.S. economy predicted to hold

December 12th, 2019

Seventy percent of corporate sales executives participating in a recent study commissioned by the Manufacturers’ Agents National Association are “very optimistic” or “somewhat optimistic” about the current U.S. economic forecast. “Very optimistic” or “somewhat optimistic” was the consensus of 71 percent of that group’s forecast for their own firms’ projected revenue and 64 percent for […]

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Planning for the circular economy

July 1st, 2017

Economics is an older science than ecology, created (if not perfected) during times when there were no scarcities of natural resources (and no wild-eyed college freshmen running around flashing their “Earth Day 1970” buttons at each other). In ecological science, there really is no concept of unlimited resources. Economics is necessarily focused on short time […]

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Part 1: State of the Industry 2016

February 1st, 2016

With the U.S. economy continuing a slow but steady recovery, more job growth, more consumer confidence and increasing sales are anticipated for 2016. The world economy in review Six years after the world economy emerged from the Great Recession of 2009, a return to a strong global expansion remains elusive. The downside risks to the […]

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