Liberalism Needs No Enemies

In his instructive political fable, The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale, George Leef writes, “Liberalism is the one philosophy that requires no enemies… It minimizes conflict and calls upon people to resolve whatever problems arise through peaceful means.” By liberalism, Leef refers to the 17th-century movement that began to free individuals from entrenched interests, “from


Business Conditions Monthly March 2023

The AIER Leading Indicator remained essentially neutral in February 2023, maintaining the level of 58 from the previous month. Our Roughly Coincident Indicator rose from 50 to 92 in February 2023, with the Lagging Indicator falling from 50 to 33. Over the past year, the Leading Indicator has declined from generally neutral levels to a