Booms and Busts

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Why Turkey's Debt Crisis is a Bigger Risk to the Eurozone than the PIGS

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog05/21/2019

Unlike Greece, Italy or other seriously debt-laden economies, it’s not just government borrowing that’s the main risk to Turkey.

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The Economic Recessions of the Late 1970s and Early 1990s

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

The most characteristic feature of post-WWII business cycles is that they have originated in deliberately inflationary policies directed by central banks. 

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Central Banks Are Heading Toward a Stagnant Global Zombie Economy

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog04/09/2019

Using Japan as a model, governments are steering us toward a worldwide zombie economy — but we're likely to end up with something that looks more like Argentina than Japan.

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Malinvestment: Have We Learned Anything Since the Last Recession?

Booms and Busts

Blog04/02/2019

Government stimulus plans blow up new bubbles to replace the old ones that had previously been created by government also. Let's end the cycle of wealth destruction.

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The Eurozone is Slowing, and the ECB Isn't Prepared

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/12/2019

The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.

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A Chinese Bomb: Are We Really on the Threshold of Another Global Financial Crisis?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog02/25/2019

The Chinese debt is overwhelming not simply because of the volume, but because the figure has quadrupled in seven years.

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There's No #metoo When Economies Collapse — You Do What You Have to Do

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog11/16/2018

Economic disasters often lead to a rise in the number of people willing to work in the sex trades — which are staffed mainly by desperate people.

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Tall Buildings, Mighty Crashes

Booms and Busts

Blog10/13/2018

Skyscrapers that set world records for height don’t cause economic panics, but are, instead, a warning a boom has reached its peak.

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Austrians vs. Market Monetarists on the Housing Bubble

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/05/2018

The Austrian story fits the facts of the housing boom—and bust—much better than the preferred narrative of Market Monetarists.

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George Selgin Misunderstands Rothbard's Position on Fractional-Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/10/2018

Selgin thinks fractional reserve banking critics are akin to "flat-earthers", but he gets some important points wrong. 

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