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Has the Trade 'Bubble' Burst?

BlogDecember 13, 2014

Despite little liberalization, global trade grew rapidly over the last decades only to collapse in 2009. Was this growth healthy, though?...

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When Will the Bubble Burst?

BlogSeptember 26, 2014

As I exit Pace University in Lower Manhattan where I teach, I can look across City Hall Park to the west side of Broadway to see the terra-cotta Woolworth Building, an early skyscraper  built in 1913  If I gaze upward, there atop the building I can view the iconic green tower  ...

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Burst building bubble blows bad-guys' bid-rigging business

BlogSeptember 21, 2007

Even organized crime is feeling the pinch from the rapidly deflating housing bubble. According to a Jane's Security News brief:

Shooting match: Gang-related killings surge in Japan
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Faber: Bubbles set to Burst

BlogMarch 30, 2004

Marc Faber is an investor trained as an economist, who has written one of the more interesting financial books in the last year. The book cites the Austrian school, but I believe he mis-interprets the Austrian business cycle...

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As the Bubble Bursts

Audio/VideoJune 25, 2013
Interviewed by host Scott Horton, Mark Thornton talks about how Austrian economists recognized the housing bubble long before it burst, the stock market’s meteoric rise and record levels of investor margin/leverage, a possible future ratings downgrade on US debt, and the crony capitalists...

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Theory of Money and Fiduciary Media

BooksMarch 13, 2013
Edited by Jörg Guido Hülsmann, the essays here presented provide insights for understanding the economic crises of our own time.

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Bursting Eugene Fama's Bubble

Mises DailyFebruary 15, 2010
"Market prices can get screwed up when the Fed tinkers with interest rates. Because of the distorted price signals, the actual real resources are invested improperly."...

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Bursting Malaysia's Bubble

Mises DailyJanuary 28, 2000
The Prime Minister's statist, inflationist program isn't saving the country; it is preparing the way for yet another crash...

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When Will the Bubble Burst?

Mises DailyAugust 18, 1999
The Fed has pumped up the stock market, setting in motion certain inevitable consequences. (George Reisman provides an Austrian perspective)

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Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money

BooksAugust 19, 2008
This book is the first (and only) book to solve the mystery of the most famous bubble in world history: Tulipmania in 17th century Netherlands.

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The Great American Land Bubble: The Amazing Story of Land-Grabbing, Speculations, and Booms from Colonial Days to the Present Times

BooksAugust 12, 2011
This definitive history of land speculation provides a well-documented but hugely entertaining look at bubbles, bailouts, and land rackets from the Colonial Age through 1932, which is the date when this wonderful book was first published.

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The Bubble that Broke the World

BooksSeptember 11, 2007
What caused the stock-market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed? This book blows away the conventional interpretations — not only in its contents but that the book exists at all...

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The Case for Gold

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Had the U.S. followed the recommendations of this report when it came out in 1982, there would have been no housing bubble, no gigantic government debt, no depression, no economic upheaval, no high unemployment, and no international turmoil.

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Stock Market, Credit, and Capital Formation, The

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Economist Fritz Machlup was an early Misesian who wrote this book as an early study in the workings of the business cycle. In particular, he investigates and explains the relationship between expanding credit, monetary policy, and rising stock prices. The German edition was written in 1929 and...

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Enron: The Fallout

Mises DailyApril 4, 2002
What may be the more important factor in manufacturing future Enrons is the role of government in fostering the boom-bust cycle. Enron, then, is just one casualty of many--albeit the largest so far--of massive credit expansion and of manipulation of interest rates by the central bank.

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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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While You Slept

BooksAugust 16, 2007
The amazing step-by-step, person-by-person story of how the American left wing took over our most influential media — radio, movies, magazines and books — and persuaded our leaders to support the Communist Plan to turn China and Korea over to the Soviets...

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The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the U.S. Constitution

BooksSeptember 15, 2010
Inflation is contemporary America's most pressing economic, social, and political problem. Reliable sources are available to describe the history of inflation in this and other societies, to explain its cause of effects, and to indicate the policies necessary to eradicate it. Unfortunately, the...

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Recent Media and Interviews with Mark Thornton

BlogJanuary 5, 2015

The Power and Market Report: "Has the Oil Bubble Popped?" and more. ...

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