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Eurozone Craves More Inflation

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As of this week, when Eurozone price inflation reached negative levels, ECB's Mario Draghi decided to throw caution to the wind and brace “for further measures, which could, if needed, be implemented in a timely manner”. Estimates for the European QE program are around...

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Shawn Ritenour reviews Holcombe's Advanced Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics

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Blog01/09/2015
Shawn Ritenour reviews Randall Holcombe's new Austrian econ textbook Advanced Introduction to the Austrian School of...

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The Economic Crash that Cured Itself: A Conversation with James Grant

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesInterventionism

Blog12/13/2014

The Economic Crash that Cured Itself: A Conversation with James Grant about the Depression of 1921.

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Has the Trade 'Bubble' Burst?

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Despite little liberalization, global trade grew rapidly over the last decades only to collapse in 2009. Was this growth healthy, though?

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Federal Reserve Policy Gets Worse Over Time

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Blog12/07/2014

Fed management of the economy and the business cycle has only gotten much worse as it has grown more powerful and destructive. As the Federal Reserve has become more powerful, job losses have generally more severe and the duration of the recovery process has gotten progressively longer.

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