Monthly Archives: March 2008


Digging for the Goods

This week brought us a few key indicators: consumer spending, durable goods orders and home sales (both new and existing). Although the personal consumption report showed income growth accelerating at the same time inflation was easing, consumers apparently remained a


Brain Drain

We’re not talking about the 1989 Ramones album (though it might make an interesting soundtrack here) nor even the classic concept of an emigration of trained and talented individuals from one nation to another due to lack of opportunity, conflicts,




Time for ACTA

  Last week we submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on the proposed “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” between this country and our principal trading partners.  With counterfeiting in the electrical equipment industry a growing problem worldwide, the idea