Most of Bill’s current writings appear on Forbes.com where he is a Senior Contributor.

Writing About Finance and Economics

Two computer software engineers asked me for advice about technical writing. Explaining economics and finance shares some of the challenges of technical writing, so I pulled together some notes. General Writing Tips Practice. Spending 20 …
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Recession 101: What Business Leaders Need to Know about Economic Downturns

Business leaders are worried about recession. Their responsibility, however, is not just to survive a downturn, but to capitalize on good times before the recession comes. I’ve held several workshops for company executives and owners …
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Business Planning With Austrian Economics

The Austrian school of economics is an approach to the subject with some distinctive characteristics that help business leaders find profit opportunities. Like much of economics, professors tend to be focused either on pure theory …
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Jordan Peterson’s Lesson for Business Leaders

Many people are reading my article over at Forbes.com, Jordan Peterson’s Lessons for Business Leaders: You Need Both Liberals and Conservatives. Quick summary: The labels liberal and conservative refer not just to Democrats and Republicans, …
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Kenneth Arrow

This obituary of Kenneth Arrow is worth reading by anyone interested in economics or ideas in general. Much of mathematical economics promises far more than it delivers, but Arrow's work has proved to be of enduring value.
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NFDA PacWest Joint Meeting 2017 03

Dr. Bill Conerly will present the economic outlook to the Joint Conference of National Fastener Distributors Association and Pacific-West Fastener Association in Long Beach, California on March 15-18, 2017.
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Brexit and Donald Trump

One of the best explanations of free-trade motivations for Brexit is in this Reason interview with Daniel Hannan. This Englishman said, “Your founders had someone very like Donald Trump in mind when they designed all …
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