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Big GovernmentBooms and BustsMonetary Theory
All governments are firmly committed to the policy of low interest rates, credit expansion, and inflation.
Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking
Central banks never recovered and "normalized" their balance sheets after the 2008 crisis. That means the current system is very fragile.
Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
The markets are betting on a new Trump-driven economic miracle to soften the blow of the next recession. It may be a vain hope.
Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory
Donald Trump's spending plans will not invigorate the economy. However, There are some things Trump could do to truly encourage wealth creation.
Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles
Mises made a distinction between credit that is backed by savings, and credit that is not. The second type plays a key role in the boom-bust cycle.
There are really two types of asset-price-inflation periods. One is the "boom" type, but the other is the current "depression" type.
Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles
Joseph Salerno spoke on "Why Falling Prices Are Good for Business" at Ramapo College in New Jersey on October 4.
Putting the finishing touches on the world's largest building in China
Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BankingPrices
It turns out that the Japanese people do not have the Apoplithorismosphobia that their government officials have.
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.