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Updating Robert Higgs's "Gross Domestic Private Product"

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog02/17/2017
Although once controversial, government purchases are now included in GDP measurements. But, it may be still useful to remove these purchases from GDP.

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Can Technology Prevent a Recession?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog01/23/2017
Technology doesn't tell us much about whether we're prone to a recession. The much larger issue is inflation-induced misallocation of resources.

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End Game for the Global Economy

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog12/07/2016

Central banks never recovered and "normalized" their balance sheets after the 2008 crisis. That means the current system is very fragile.

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There Are Two Types of Credit — One of Them Leads to Booms and Busts

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog11/14/2016

Mises made a distinction between credit that is backed by savings, and credit that is not. The second type plays a key role in the boom-bust cycle.

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Will China Trigger the Next Global Recession?

Global EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog10/26/2016

China has many problems, but it also has a high savings rate, a limited welfare state, and a rising middle class.

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Video: Joseph Salerno Explains the Benefits of Deflation

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog10/19/2016

Joseph Salerno spoke on "Why Falling Prices Are Good for Business" at Ramapo College in New Jersey on October 4.

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Skyscraper Alert in China?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog10/18/2016

Putting the finishing touches on the world's largest building in China

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The Stinky Japanese Bond

Money and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog09/28/2016

Central banks have been on a bond-buying spree. This is good for governments deep in debt. But it is a risky and dangerous policy for the rest of us.

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Economic Growth Requires More Than Low Interest Rates

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

With such low interest rates, shouldn't we be experiencing a boom? The problem is, a solid economy requires much more than just low interest rates.

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The Week in Review: September 24, 2016

The FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog09/23/2016

From near-zero interest rates to price controls to easy home loans, it is clear that government is now more in need of sound economics than ever.

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