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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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Newman, Salerno Join the Tom Woods Show

U.S. HistoryAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness Cycles

Blog05/05/2016

Following his article last week on ABCT and the Great Depression, Jonathan Newman, along with Joseph Salerno, joins the Tom Woods Show.

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Amazon = $3 Trillion?

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/04/2016

Let us see how close this venture capitalist comes to putting a $3 trillion price tag on Amazon at its all-time high price.

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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

Money and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

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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