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The Stinky Japanese Bond

Money and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog09/28/2016

Central banks have been on a bond-buying spree. This is good for governments deep in debt. But it is a risky and dangerous policy for the rest of us.

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Economic Growth Requires More Than Low Interest Rates

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

With such low interest rates, shouldn't we be experiencing a boom? The problem is, a solid economy requires much more than just low interest rates.

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The Week in Review: September 24, 2016

The FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog09/23/2016

From near-zero interest rates to price controls to easy home loans, it is clear that government is now more in need of sound economics than ever.

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What the Next Recession Will Look Like

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog09/19/2016

The cure for the curse of the Federal Reserve and its grand experiment is to install a sound monetary order. The next US president must clean house.

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Why the EU Is Doomed

Global EconomyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog09/16/2016

The EU is ill-equipped to deal with the crises that lie ahead.

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IRS Numbers Show Little Income Growth for Americans

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog09/16/2016

Real income and wealth growth in the United States peaked in the 1990s, and has been declining since.

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Latin America's Pink Tide Crashes on the Rocks

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog09/08/2016

More than a decade ago, some South American countries were moving to the left in an effort to create a new paradigm. Things have not gone well for them.

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5 Reasons Why Austrian Economics Is Better than the Mainstream

Global EconomyAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness Cycles

Blog08/15/2016

Mainstream economics is fraying at both ends. It is vague, and lacks precision. Austrian economics, meanwhile, is rooted in concrete human action.

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Manipulation: The Phony Job Recovery

U.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesInterventionism

Blog08/11/2016

Delving further into the jobs report, we see that many of the jobs that were supposedly created were jobs in government.

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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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