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Barron's Is Talking Skyscraper Curse

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog01/21/2016

Barron's is writing about skyscrapers and the Skyscraper Curse. They also quote me on the subject.

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Switzerland to Vote on 100% Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog12/26/2015

The signatures have been collected and submitted paving the way for a vote to establish 100% reserve banking in Switzerland.

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The Fed Can Do Real Damage Without Even Trying

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness CyclesCalculation and Knowledge

Blog12/17/2015

Whatever the Fed imagines they can control and whatever their real intentions are, a central authority cannot optimally set prices that are in line with people’s preferences. This is especially important for interest rates, which have far-reaching...

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The Diabolical Side of ZIRP

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and BankingPrices

Blog12/14/2015

ZIRP has created massive asset bubbles throughout the world economy, but also has a diabolical impact on ordinary people who are largely disconnected to the bubbles.

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Can You Find the Crisis?

Business CyclesEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

Free Fed money has led to an unprecedented corporate credit binge of excess spending, especially on share buybacks. 

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There’s More to Money than Hyperinflation

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

Blog10/27/2015
It’s common to paint Austrians as doom-and-gloom prophets of economic collapse, with little to offer besides paranoid predictions of hyperinflations and monetary collapses lurking around every corner.

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Skyscraper Curse Signal in China

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Blog09/15/2015

There are so many skyscrapers being built in China that I have not been able to keep track of them all. The "Walking Stick" building has just become the second tallest skyscraper in the world. This does not qualify as a genuine worldwide "skyscraper signal," but it does...

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Skyscraper Glass Shortage

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog09/11/2015

So many skyscrapers are being built right now that there has emerged a shortage in the special glass panels that form the exterior of most modern skyscrapers. 

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Canada's Real Estate Bubble Turns Bust

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

Blog09/10/2015
Half-empty office buildings on the rise in Calgary, Edmonton amid oil price plunge

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