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Prediction: U.S., world economies will experience slow growth in 2016.
By Keith A. Pretty & Dr. Timothy G. Nash
In 2015, the U.S. and global economy grew at a slowing pace with signs for concern, optimism and apprehension throughout the year. America ended 2015 in a similar fashion to 2014, basically where it started, with confidence from automobile sales, disillusionment with GDP growth and indecision in Washington.Read More
U.S. needs to encourage entrepreneurial process
By Dr. Timothy G. Nash & David Valentine
According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the U.S. economy finished the first quarter of 2015 at a disappointing 0.2 percent GDP growth rate â€¦ dramatically lower than what most economists had expected to begin the year and a far cry from the disappointing 2.2 percent GDP growth for the fourth quarter 2014.Read More
Northwood University Economic Symposium
John Allison at the Job Creators Network Free Enterprise Leadership Summit
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Bernie Marcus at the Job Creators Network Free Enterprise Leadership Summit
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2015 Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study
2014 Illinois Economic Competitiveness Study2014 Illinois Economic Competitiveness Study
By Timothy G. Nash
On July 22, 2014, the noted British champion of laissez faire economics died after a long and heroic battle with cancer. It is not how John Blundell died that we will remember, but rather how he lived…how he did live!
By Dr. Richard Ebeling
The Declaration of Independence, proclaimed by members of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, is the founding document of the American experiment in free government. What is too often forgotten is that what the Founding Fathers argued against in the Declaration was the heavy and intrusive hand of big government.
The Impact of a Federal Minimum Wage Increase: Fallout Could Cripple Job Growth for Young and Unskilled Workers and Hurt Specific Business Sectors
By Keith Pretty, President and CEO of Northwood University; Tim Nash, Fry Endowed Professor in Economics at Northwood University; Rich Studley, President and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce; and Bob Thomas, Director of Operations for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Dow Leading in Turbulent Times
By Dr. Timothy G. Nash
The transition from a company caught in the midst of an economic perfect storm in 2009, to the transformation of The Dow Chemical Company of today was nothing short of remarkable...Read More
2014 CEO Resolutions
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Written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash, Adam N. Matzke, Dr. Keith A. Pretty, and Dr. Richard M. Ebeling
- 2012 Texas Economic Competitiveness Study prepared for the Michigan Chamber Foundation
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- Dr. Timothy Nash's interview on the Tim Doctor Show (mp3 file)
- Forum: Too many exceptions to 'American Exceptionalism' written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash and Dr. Keith A. Pretty
- Can Capitalism and the American Dream Survive written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash, Adam N. Matzke, Dr. Keith A. Pretty, and Dr. Richard M. Ebeling
- A Fixed Operations Technology Research Project written by James McCurley, Nicholas Jackson, Marc-Andr Roy, and Sean Robinson
- Let's Win One for the Gipper written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash, Dr. Keith A. Pretty, and Dr. Kristin K. Stehouwer
- The national debt: A time for truth and leadership written by Dr. Kevin G. Fegan, Dr. Timothy G. Nash, and Dr. Keith A. Pretty
- Dr. Timothy Nash's interview with Paul W. Smith (mp3 file)
- The Need for Reason and Bi-Partisan Cooperation to Ensure the American Dream, written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash and Dr. Keith A. Pretty .
- Who Do We Work For?, written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash and Dr. Keith A. Pretty.
- A Kennedy/Reagan-style Stimulus Package, written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash and Dr. Keith A. Pretty.
- American History, Capitalism and the Crisis on Wall Street, written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash and Dr. Debasish Chakraborty.
- U.S. Health Care: A Call for Time and Debate, Not Action, written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash, Dr. Keith A. Pretty, and Mr. Will Freeland. The whitepaper originally appeared in the November 7 & 8 edition of the Midland Daily News as a two part series.
- Analysis of Current Michigan Public Policy, written by Dr. Timothy Nash and Dr. Keith A. Pretty for the Ash Institute at Harvard University.
- Learn more about Dr. Richard Ebeling and read Northwood University faculty blog: In Defense of Capitalism
- In Defense of Profits (Little Red Hen Essay), written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash and William L. E. Freeland.
- A Walk with a Giant, written by Dr. Timothy G. Nash and Dr. Keith A. Pretty.
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In Defense of Capitalism, Volume III
In Defense of Capitalism is an annual anthology dedicated to the values and principles of a free and moral society written by the faculty, staff, students, and friends of Northwood University. It reflects the University’s belief in free market economics and the positive role capitalism and entrepreneurship played in the American founding and in the enhancement of human progress around the world.
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