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Manufacturing Outlook Blog

Fifty years ago, on a trip to China, the renowned Chicago economist Milton Friedman was shown some of the country's noteworthy public works programs in which hundreds of laborers were digging a canal with shovels. When he asked his hosts why they weren't relying on earth-moving... read more...
Currency manipulation has risen to prominence because 78 senators have linked it to presidential authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.  This linkage is nothing new, however, and an understanding of its historical context is important for... read more...
Kris Bledowski, Ph.D.
Greece will need either a third bailout program (disbursements from the second one are suspended) or a moratorium on payments. Otherwise it will gradually descend into default. The country is running a primary fiscal surplus (excess of receipts over outlays before interest... read more...
While total new orders for long-lasting durable goods fell by 0.5 percent in April, this was partially due to a 2.5 percent contraction in new orders for transportation equipment.  Excluding the volatile transportation category, durables demand rose by a healthy 0.5 percent. ... read more...

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  • Director: Maria Negron Kneib
    Next Meeting:
    09/10/2015 (All day) - 09/11/2015 (All day)
    Leading Topics:

    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Environmental Management