Booms and Busts

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A Flawed History of Doom

Booms and Busts

Blog09/30/2019

Richard Vague's new book on financial crises repeats many old myths about economic booms, while failing to understand the role of malinvestment and central banks.

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The Difference Between "Business Fluctuations" and a Recession

Booms and Busts

Blog09/24/2019

Business owners have always made errors, and external factors can lead to economic crises of various sorts. But the cyclical pattern of booms and busts we now see are a result of government interventions not seen in a free marketplace.

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The Coming Whiskey Bubble?

Booms and Busts

Blog08/24/2019

Whiskey production depends on investment in highly specific capital, and it requires a long time horizon. It's a textbook case of the sort of industry that's likely to suffer most in case of an economic bust.

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China’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Trump, It’s a Broken Banking System

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Blog08/06/2019

While much of the media remains focused on Trump and trade, the greatest threat to the Chinese economy may be reckoning with a massive financial bubble from within.

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Is 2019 the New 2006?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

The main indicators of the economic cycle point to a possible crisis and recession in the US economy. and maybe also in Europe.

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Is Deutsche Bank a Canary in the Economic Coal Mine?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog07/25/2019

The negative consequences of expansionary monetary policies take a while to show up, but Deutsche Bank's collapse may be the first sign of failure. 

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Are Expectations the Driving Force Behind Business Cycles?

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Blog07/22/2019

Even if business people learn to expect easy-money caused bubbles and busts — this would still not prevent the formation of a boom-bust cycle. 

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Austrian Business Cycle Theory, Explained

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Blog07/09/2019

The “boom-bust” cycle is generated by monetary intervention in the market, specifically bank credit expansion to business. 

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The Zombie (Company) Apocalypse Is Here

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog06/21/2019

The world now has the impossible choice of permanently reduced productivity and slower economic growth — or the mass bankruptcy of a significant percentage of the economy.

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Boombustology: Can Mises and Minsky Help Investors Spot Bubbles?

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Blog06/10/2019

Vikram Mansharamani’s second edition of Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst has all the great insights from the first edition plus a foreword by James Grant.

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