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    Free Market Library

    Northwood University presents current releases of newsletters, magazines, and other media which support our fundamental ideals.  The mission of Northwood University is to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.

    Core Values Statement

    We believe in:

    • the advantages of an entrepreneurial, free-enterprise society.
    • individual freedom and individual responsibility.
    • functioning from a foundation of ethics and integrity.
    • promoting and leveraging the global, diverse and multi-cultural nature of enterprise.

    Core Purpose Statement

    The core purpose is to develop leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs with the character and skills to drive personal, organizational and societal success.

    Free Market Library

    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.

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    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 … 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.

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    Northwood University Economic Symposium

    John Allison at the Job Creators Network Free Enterprise Leadership Summit

    Watch the video below, or read the transcript.

    Bernie Marcus at the Job Creators Network Free Enterprise Leadership Summit

    Watch the video below, or read the transcript.

    2014 Illinois Economic Competitiveness Study

    2014 Illinois Economic Competitiveness Study

    The Freedom Movement Loses a Giant

    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!

    A Declaration of Independence from Big Government

    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...

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    Economic Outlook

    Economic Outlook

    The Northwood University Economic Outlook is intended to provide a "snap-shot" of recent performance in the U.S. economy as well as a parallel outlook on trends in the global economy. The "NU Outlook" also attempts to address policy issues of national concern with thoughtful analysis and commentary.

    The NU Economic Outlook may be reprinted or quoted from as long as proper credit is given to the University and said edition.

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    Economic Outlook 2016

    Economic Outlook 2015

    Economic Outlook 2014

    Economic Outlook 2013

    Economic Outlook 2012

    Economic Outlook 2011

    Economic Outlook 2010

    Can Capitalism and the American Dream Survive?

    Capitalism and the American Dream

    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

    The papers contained on this site are the property of Northwood University and/or the author(s). Permission to reprint or use for purposes of mass distribution, commerce or profit must be granted by Northwood University and/or the author(s).

    Contact Information

    Dr. Timothy G. Nash
    Vice President Strategic and Corporate Alliances
    Fry Endowed Chair in Free Market Economics

    In Defense of Capitalism, Volume III

    In Defense of Capitalism

    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.

    For ordering information:

    Patricia Carey
    (989) 837-4359

    One Northwood
    President's Weekly Message

    One Northwood - President's Weekly Message

    2012 Texas Economic Competitiveness Study

    2012 Texas Economic Competitive Study