This organization used to produce great research, but now that most of its research staff has left and poor leadership the research reports are opinion pieces and reflect no analysis whatsoever. They claim to raise money for education and research fellowships but then cancel the programs and keep the funds.
AIER is one of the very few independent and unbiased sources for information on the U.S. Economy. AIER provides a public service by offering various publications to improve the American public's economic literacy - a subject that is shockingly missing from most government schools. Through insightful commentary on business cycle conditions, inflation (using their non-manipulated measure) and good old common sense advice regarding personal finances, AIER is the refuge for the layperson looking for an alternative to the agenda-based economic reporting exhibited by mainstream media outlets.
I became an AIER member 40 years ago when I was finishing my degree in Economics. AIER research and analysis deepened my understanding of economic conditions and policy. Now retired, I still receive their email newsletters. Their research is still an essential resource for me, and I will continue to support them.
I have bought the low-cost AIER economic education publications for over 55 years. AIER produces clear, unbiased, trustworthy, conservative information that allows readers both to grasp what is happening in the economy and to handle their own savings and investments in a productive way. Donating to a deserving non-profit is always rewarding, but I have found few other non-profits where the rewards to the donor are both as spiritual and as practical .
AIER gives me a measure of much needed confidence about the economic decisions I have to make. I have no training in economics but find their reports interesting and readable. Their booklet 'If Something Should Happen' encouraged me to finally make arrangements for any future disability. firstname.lastname@example.org
An organization that provides unbiased, fact based research on many different economic and investment issues. A tremendous resource for people of little or much knowledge regarding economics, but with a desire to learn or enhance their knowledge. I have found that they are a great way to your children and their spouses a working knowledge of economics. Either directly or indirectly, depending on the way your children are more likely to absorb knowledge from you.
In the early stages of my working and earning life I became acquainted with AIER through a gift of some publications from an "old" uncle. While I had little or no money to invest I found the information on gold, inflation, insurance and investment interesting and refreshingly logical so I subscribed to the publications for a number of years. I was convinced of the unbiased but in-depth nature of the information that was easily readable to a person not trained in investment and economic matters. But after some years other priorities came to the forefront and while I did not forget the education that came to me through this source, I failed to renew my subscriptions. Then about two years ago I became seriously concerned with preserving the modest retirement fund that I accumulated and decided to look up AIER in an internet search. I found the organization going forward with up-to-date useful information on personal economic matters, and have become a very satisfied client of the wholly owned for profit American Investment Services Inc.
AIER is a source of economic research and opinion, untainted by the usual contaminants. They do not take money from the Government, they do not accept money from Industry, They are not beholden to any institution of higher learning. The staff and fellows objectively research and write about topics of importance in our world and economy. Their presentation is comprehensible to the average interested reader and makes sense in the context of what we witness in our daily lives. Their analysis of the economic indicators on a monthly basis is one of the most important sources of information I have and I read it without fail. If government would take note of this unfailing source of economic sanity and hold financial policy up to its light, many mistakes in the public sector could be avoided.