Talking Dog Story

The following “talking dog” story was sent to me recently and after reading it, I laughed and thought “how relevant to today’s economy.” I don’t know who the story’s author is but I congratulate you. My version is paraphrased and

Statement from Bureau of Economic Analysis

It is curious that the Bureau of Economic Analysis made the following statement “…Real consumer spending was also unchanged, in line with private-sector expectations.” Is the “consumer spending” a self fulfilling prophey tied to the “expectations” or a bonefied sampling

While on a Run

by Leslie Rubin. As published in the March/April 2010 issue of Trade & Industry Development. Download article. On one particularly hot and muggy summer morning, I began a daily run while thinking about conversations that had taken place over the

An Economic Vision

The economy will not be completely repaired if politicians and leaders ignore the need of people to believe in tomorrow. The vision that is put forth must be one that is unobstructed by political polarizations. It’s not that a political

Wine, Business Women and an Economic Recovery Perspective

As published in the January/February 2011 issue of Trade & Industry Development. Download article. It is always a challenge to look into the illusive crystal ball and accurately predict what will happen a year from now or even six months given

The Essential Individual in Building a Sustainable Economy

by Leslie Rubin and Sarah Rubin. As published in the March/April 2010 issue of Trade & Industry Development. Download article. People have been hammered over the past 12 months with articles, stories and pictures of an economy that is dysfunctional

Nurturing Long-Term Economic Development in Individuals

by Leslie R. Rubin, Ph.D. Sustainable economic development requires the active participation of every individual in a community. Even though many may feel they are recipients, rather than initiators of influence in a community, how people allocate their time, money

Stimulating the Industrial Sector with Public Funding: Is the Synergy Working?

By Leslie R. Rubin and Sarah E. Rubin Republished with permission from Trade & Industry Development. Download article.  Our U.S. economy depends on the flow of money to keep its engines running. Stop the flow and the engine chokes. To restart the

Impacting the Bottom Line with Economic Incentives

By Leslie R. Rubin and Sarah E. Rubin Republished with permission from Trade & Industry Development. Download article. There is a bumper sticker that says, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.” Frankly, many economists and government officials are hoping