Booms and Busts

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More Spending Does Not Drive More Employment

Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog09/27/2017
Entrepreneurship — not spending — is the key to a growing economy.

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Do Seasonal Adjustments Help Identify Business Cycles?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog08/17/2017
Without a coherent theory based on purposeful human action, it is not possible to begin to understand the causes of business cycles.

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How We Should Name Business Cycles

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
Economists have long played semantic games with how they name business cycles. This is how they should do it.

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Robert Shiller Is Shilling for the State

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/30/2017
For economist Robert Shiller, housing bubbles result from too little government regulation.

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How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/30/2017
Given current bond and stock market valuations, investors seem to be fairly confident that the Fed will succeed in keeping the boom going.

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Wine, Art, and Ferraris: The Bubble in Luxury Goods

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/24/2017
Our inflationary economy is sending the prices of luxury goods soaring — while prices on products for regular people are often flat.

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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.

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Auto Loans: The Next Debt Bubble?

Booms and BustsU.S. Economy

Blog04/18/2017
The auto-loan market has recently ballooned, but the delinquency data raises questions about how much longer these spending habits can last.

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For Keynesians and Austrians, "Uncertainty" Means Two Different Things

Booms and BustsCapital and Interest Theory

After the 2008 crisis, many Keynesians found a new appreciation for uncertainty in economics. Unfortunately, they misunderstand how uncertainty works.

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