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July 29, 2004

News & Opinion: More about Business Cycles

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:36 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Our recent guest Lakshman Achuthan and his partner Anirvan Banerji are featured in the July 26th issue of Fortune. The article talks about:
  1. Their work at the Economic Cycle Research Institute (their clients range from DuPont to the CIA)
  2. Their book Beating the Business Cycle (the 20,000 copy first printing sold out)
  3. And their current forecast ("The weekly leading index points to a slowdown in the U.S. 'We are going from above-trend growth to closer to trend - about 3%," says Achuthan. Meanwhile, he says, the future inflation gauge projects rising heat: 'Both core CPI and CPI are in a cyclical up-turn.' Oh, and housing prices are still headed upward.").
Lakshman's recent visit starts here and you can click forward to find the rest of his entries.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.