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Posted by: Peter Coy on June 05
Eldon Mast beat us with the idea of a blog that accentuates the positive. He calls it The Good News Economist. The slug line:
When all you read is gloom, turn here for a much different perspective.
Mast writes of himself:
In good times and bad he has observed a peculiar fascination by the mainstream media on “bad news.” He has also observed in business and investing that there is always a silver lining somewhere. You just have to find it. … Obviously as the Good News Economist he is cheerful even when he can’t be happy.
Recent items include:
More Recession Proof Jobs at Wal-Mart
Pending home sales soar 6.7pct in April
Three Clear Markers: The Recession is Over
Consumer, Financial, and Investor Indexes Continue to March Higher
Despite the name of his blog, Mast is not an economist and does not claim to be one. Rather, he has a bachelor’s degree in computer science. His views reach a wider audience than just his own blog followers through an arrangement with the financial website Seeking Alpha, which picks up some of his items.
BusinessWeek’s Joe Weber, Patricia O'Connell, Michelle Conlin, Frederik Balfour, Peter Coy, Greg Spielberg and Roger Crockett examine The Case for Optimism by looking past the financial turmoil and economic unrest gripping the globe to focus on the promising future that lies on the other side of this storm. We’ll chronicle the forward thinkers investing in R&D, launching promising new products, entering new markets, or implementing management and leadership.
See why BusinessWeek Editor-In-Chief Stephen J. Adler is optimistic about the economy amid the sharpest downturn since the Great Depression.