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In Monetary Affairs, Crisis Follows Crisis

Mises DailyNovember 6, 2003
It's easy to be depressed when you look around and see the state of monetary affairs, writes Christopher Mayer. But as many historical vignettes show, we have one great force in our favor. The inability of governments to maintain fixed exchange rates in the face of opposing market forces is proof...

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A Reformulation of Austrian Business Cycle Theory in Light of the Financial Crisis

Journals
The financial crisis and the events leading up to it have sparked a remarkable renewal of interest in Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT).

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The Social Crisis of Our Time

BooksAugust 28, 2009
Wilhelm Ropke The Social Crisis of Our Time

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The Inflation Crisis, and How To Resolve It

BooksOctober 2, 2008
Hazlitt drives home the point that the issue of inflation is not weather, not greed, not gouging, but monetary policy of the central bank.

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The Causes of the Economic Crisis, and Other Essays Before and After the Great Depression

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Mises presented his business cycle theory in its most elaborate form, applies it to the prevailing conditions, and discusses the policies that governments undertake that make recessions worse.

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Understanding the Dollar Crisis

BooksDecember 7, 2007
What is economics? What is the difference between price and value? What is money, and how did it originate? How and why did the gold standard come about?

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The Media, the S&L Crisis, and the 2008 Financial Crisis

BlogAugust 11, 2014
081008_s_wilmsen_silveradoGoing to journalism school does nothing to prepare journalists to write on economics and finance, and not surprisingly, it...

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Monetary Policy and Financial Crisis

Mises DailyNovember 7, 2001
The publication of David DeRosa's latest book is all the more timely given the financial crises and stock market crises that littered the 1990s. The problem with DeRosa’s book, however, is that his solution offers no hope for stabilizing the system. Nicolas Bouzou reviews In Defense of Free Capital...

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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
Libertarian Forum existed from 1969 to 1984. It was a passionate, smart, gossipy, and often shocking newsletter that is as fresh today as when it was written.

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Prosperity and Depression

BooksJuly 17, 2009
Heberler answers the question of how a developed and thriving economy can find itself plunged into economic crisis.

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A History of American Currency

BooksJune 7, 2007
Sumner's lesson is that paper currency leads to a trap: continued crisis, hyperinflation, or the restoration of sound money...

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The Panic of 1819: Reactions and Policies

BooksJuly 20, 2005
The panic of 1819 was America's first great economic crisis, and this is Murray Rothbard's masterful account — the first full scholarly book on the topic, and still the most definitive.

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Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles

BooksMarch 15, 2006
The three years since the publication of the previous English edition of Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles have seen a continuation of the economic recession process set in motion after the 2007 financial crisis. This process has consisted of the inevitable microeconomic readjustment and...

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History of Crises Under the National Banking System

BooksOctober 13, 2009
The crisis of 1873 was preceded by four years of general economic activity, which was by no means confined to the United States. In agriculture, manufactures, and transportation much real progress was made, but, as subsequent events proved, the pace was more rapid than was consistent with healthy...

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The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis, by Ben S. Bernanke

JournalsAugust 21, 2014
There is trouble lurking in each of the book’s four chapters. The text gets off on a wrong foot as Bernanke overviews the origins and purposes of the Fed...

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The Ethics of the U.S. Monetary Policy in Response to the Financial Crisis

Audio/VideoMarch 27, 2009
The Ethics of the U.S. Monetary Policy in response to the Financial Crisis George Bragues ASC Panel: Monetary Economics and the Business Cycle

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A Reformulation of Austrian Business Cycle Theory in Light of the Financial Crisis

Audio/VideoMarch 15, 2011
Session on Business Cycle Theory II. Recorded 11 March 2011 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [19:45]

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The Monetary Contraction of 2008-09: Assessing UK Money Supply Measures in Light of the Financial Crisis

Audio/VideoMarch 15, 2011
Session on Business Cycle Theory II. Recorded 11 March 2011 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [15:41]

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The Ethics of US Monetary Policy in Response to the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009

JournalsJuly 17, 2009
Abstract: Since the financial crisis first erupted in the summer of 2007, the US Federal Reserve has sought to contain negative spillovers into the real economy by dramatically loosening monetary policy. Initially, this was done by lowering its key lending rates, but as the crisis has worsened, and...

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Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth

BooksNovember 18, 2010
This elegant and fact-filled book by Doug French examines the background to the case of "strategic default," or walking away from your home, and considers its implications from a variety of different perspectives...

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