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Booms, Busts, and the Boundaries of Economics

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog04/28/2016

What are the limits to Austrian Business Cycle Theory? Does it need help to explain business cycles?

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Mises Against the Neoliberals

Money and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog04/21/2016

George Monbiot's attack on neoliberalism fails to account for the conflict between the Austrian school and the neoliberals.

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Ragnar Frisch: The First Nobel Laureate Chosen over Mises

Business CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/12/2016

The committee to select the winners of the Nobel prize in economics almost always prefer interventionists to laissez-faire economists. The first year was no exception.

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Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog04/12/2016

The Yen remains strong for a variety of reasons. Restrained monetary policy in Japan isn't one of them.

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The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays Now Available in Japanese

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

Blog04/01/2016

Thanks to the great Tatsuya Iwakura, who has translated numerous books by Austrian economists into Japanese, The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays, edited by Richard Ebeling, is now available as a Kindle book in Japanese.

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A Boom Town Recession That Could Save Us All

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe FedGlobal EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyBusiness CyclesGold Standard

Blog03/23/2016

Recessions are good for an economy because they involve a resolution process, but a big recession for this boom town could be great for the world economy.

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The "We've Created Millions of Jobs" Myth

U.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog03/15/2016

Job growth in the United States is weaker than one might believe based on the "we've created millions of jobs" mantra.

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The Container Ship Curse?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog03/04/2016

The world's largest container ship just entered a US port. Just in time for record low levels in the Baltic Dry Shipping Index, which is a measure of how much ships can charge.

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Is the Fed Flashing A Recession Sign?

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog02/19/2016

This little known chart is the Fed's attempt to anticipate a recession in the US economy. The reading from last November is only 3.84%, but that is higher than all but 3 months when a recession did not immediately proceed.

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