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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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Deflation Is Always Good for the Economy

Business CyclesInterventionismMoney and Banking

Blog08/04/2016

The major threat to any economy is not deflation, but the policies used to count it.

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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 "Dollar" Should Only Be a Name for a Unit of Gold

Business CyclesMonetary Theory

Blog07/25/2016

No one prints dollars on the purely free market because there are, in fact, no dollars; there are only commodities, such as wheat, cars, and gold.

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Our Monetary System Favors the Rich and Hurts the Poor

Business CyclesMonetary Theory

Blog07/24/2016

Our monetary system encourages debt and punishes saving. It also benefits those who already have money at the expense of those who do not.

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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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How the State Worsens Economic Inequality

Business CyclesCalculation and KnowledgeMoney and BankingPrivate Property

Blog07/12/2016

Our monetary system favors those who are already-wealthy at the expense of those who are only beginning the wealth-building process.

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The Lessons of the 1920–21 Depression

U.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

Blog07/11/2016

James Grant has shown us how the only sure cure for depression is deflation and liquidation of overblown resource and asset prices.

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