AIER is great for making economics simple(r). And they apply their research to real life situations such as their recent research on College values and my favorite the Everyday Price Index, a much more realistic price gauge that the CPI which has become little more than government baloney. When I am reading AIER research I feel like I am reading info that has been produced outside of the USA because it has no slant at all and doesn't make a point so much as give you information you can use. Just so that you know why I read stuff like this, I am a former high school economics teacher(as well as English), a former stock broker/financial planner and a current insurance agent.
I have been an active financial advisor for 32 years. I came across AIER about 10 or 12 years ago. I have been very pleased using there materials with my clients. The Bulletins they produce are terrific and very helpful as an independant resource. I specifically like and use bulletins regarding social security, medicare and overall planning for retirement.