Booms and Busts

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Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

Blog08/11/2016

The key to economic growth is not optimism or good "animal spirits." They key is increased productivity and wealth accumulation.

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Will the Bubble Pop Even if the Fed Never Raises Rates?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/07/2016

In today's slow growth economy, business decision makers are understandably cautious because historically monetary tightening has been a fatal blow.

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Latest Jobs Data: The Worst Expansion in 30 Years Continues

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog08/05/2016

The media is telling us how excellent the latest jobs numbers are. Unfortunately, it's more of the same for what is the weakest recovery in decades.

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A New, Easy-to-Read Explanation of Mises's Human Action

Booms and BustsAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog08/02/2016

Robert Murphy's Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action can serve as a companion to reading Mises's rather imposing Human Action.

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Why A Brexit Crisis Is Not A Bust

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

The UK's exit from the EU cannot and will not, in itself, trigger malinvestments and their subsequent inevitable liquidation through a bust.

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Has China Reached its Debt Limit?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

The boom has not accelerated to the point we should expect an imminent recession — except in China.

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Amazon = $3 Trillion?

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/04/2016

Let us see how close this venture capitalist comes to putting a $3 trillion price tag on Amazon at its all-time high price.

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Home Prices Outpacing Official Inflation Rate, Household Income

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog04/29/2016
We've replaced saving with consumer debt (i.e., mortgages) and a hope that people can continue to make the high payments every month. It's not a terribly wise long-term economic strategy, but it's one the Fed is banking on.

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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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