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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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Why We Need a Recession: To Kill the Central-Bank Casino

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/27/2016

There's no need for pessimism over the idea that there is a recession ahead, and that the stock markets must plunge. No, this is the good news!

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Japan’s Wild Monetary Experiment Is Far From Over

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog04/12/2016

The Yen remains strong for a variety of reasons. Restrained monetary policy in Japan isn't one of them.

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The Skyscraper Index Meets the Supertanker Index

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/07/2016

Ships aren’t cheap to purchase. But when financing is abnormally cheap and expectations of future business are rosy, it stands to reason that shipping companies would put in a raft of orders.

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Greenspan not to blame?

Booms and BustsThe Fed

Blog11/04/2008

Jeffrey Tucker offers insights into Greenspan's role in the 2008 economic crash.

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The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays Now Available in Japanese

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

Blog04/01/2016

Thanks to the great Tatsuya Iwakura, who has translated numerous books by Austrian economists into Japanese, The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays, edited by Richard Ebeling, is now available as a Kindle book in Japanese.

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A Boom Town Recession That Could Save Us All

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe FedGlobal EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyBusiness CyclesGold Standard

Blog03/23/2016

Recessions are good for an economy because they involve a resolution process, but a big recession for this boom town could be great for the world economy.

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Salerno Reviews Grant's The Forgotten Depression

Booms and BustsU.S. History

Blog03/17/2016

Joseph Salerno reviews James Grant's new book The Forgotten Depression — 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself in the spring 2016 issue of The Independent Review.

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