The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



July 16th, 2010

Economics: The Dismal Science

The Wall Street Journal is good with the facts, but it’s easy to find the bias in its reporting. Only through the filter of the Western world’s most widely circulated financial newspaper do you have to parse a headline that states: Economists Express More Optimism …when the summary text states: “Economists surveyed by The Wall…

January 17th, 2010

The Potential of a Renewed Economic Crisis

I cheerfully admit to being a short-term economic pessimist, and a long term optimist. But I have been appalled recently to read the all-too-numerous accounts that happy days are (for sure, probably, or at least nearly) here again. My question is: What if they’re not? I believe that there is a tremendous amount of data…

November 12th, 2009

A Look at (Un)Employment in the Publishing Industries

Dr. Joe Webb is one of the long-time leading economists focused on the printing industry. In his column today on WhatTheyThink? (membership may be required) he looks at the employment drop in the printing industry, but offers a charts the reveals comparisons to other publishing sectors. Only newspapers and direct mail advertising are dropping staff faster…