Business Perspectives

Quarterly magazine provides new and analysis of global, national and regional economies. It also covers topics of interest to business, education and government communities.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, January

Asia Buffets, but Valley Holds Its Own
The Asian financial crisis has been felt worldwide, even in the Tennessee Valley. Despite the crisis' impact, the Tennessee Valley outlook proves to be fairly resistent, but not impervious to the Asian market. The Outlook for the Tennessee Valley...
Families: Working More for Less
In the last half of the century, the nature of work and, consequently, the rewards from work have changed dramatically. This change has been most apparent in the past two decades. Mass production is no longer the cornerstone of the economy. As we enter...
Memphis 1999: The Story of the Tortoise
Faster does not always mean better. Memphis is an example that taking things slowly can ensure lasting, long-term results. The Memphis economy is definitely a success story. However, it is a different sort of a success story, because Memphis is...
Personal Bankruptcy: The New American Pastime?
Personal bankruptcies hit a record 1.35 million in 1997, with many analysts expecting the high mark to topple again in 1998. Unlike other milestones, however - say, the most home runs in a single season the bankruptcy boom is not exactly a feat Americans...
The 1999 National Economic Outlook
What lingering effects will the 1998 Asian market crisis have on the 1999 U.S. economy after its 1998 lukewarm performance? The Bureau of Business and Economic Research examines this and other factors in INTRODUCTION The year 1998 will likely...
The World Economic Outlook for 1999
The year 1998 has been tumultuous for the world economy. Currency crises in Southeast Asia, Russia, and Latin America led to massive movements of capital around the globe and the near collapse of the banking systems in South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia,...