Optimistic Economist Brian Wesbury's Upbeat 2010 Predictions

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Chris Isidore CNN Money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Economics is known as the dismal science, but not every economist is a pessimist.

Brian Wesbury might be one of the more optimistic forecasters out there. He's proud of being dubbed "Mr. Sunshine" by well-known short-seller Doug Kass. The chief economist at First Trust Advisors, a Chicago asset manager, Wesbury has one of the most bullish assessments on the economy. His new book trumpets that optimism in its title: "It's Not As Bad As You Think."

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