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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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Mises Against the Neoliberals

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Blog04/21/2016

George Monbiot's attack on neoliberalism fails to account for the conflict between the Austrian school and the neoliberals.

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Ragnar Frisch: The First Nobel Laureate Chosen over Mises

Business CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/12/2016

The committee to select the winners of the Nobel prize in economics almost always prefer interventionists to laissez-faire economists. The first year was no exception.

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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 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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The "We've Created Millions of Jobs" Myth

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Blog03/15/2016

Job growth in the United States is weaker than one might believe based on the "we've created millions of jobs" mantra.

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