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Skyscraper Curse Update

BlogNovember 26, 2014

One World Trade Center recently opened in the wake of the October stock market seizure. Many more ultra skyscrapers will open in 2015 or will be under construction. What does this portend for economic bubble and the economy?

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Video: Mark Thornton Explains the Skyscraper Curse

BlogJune 3, 2014

Mark Thornton presents a one-minute primer on the "Skyscraper Curse."...

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Skyscraper Curse Hits Mineral Wells

BlogDecember 17, 2013

This week 84 years ago just 35 days after the stock market crash of 1929, the 400 room Baker Hotel opened at Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, Texas. The fourteen-story Baker Hotel was the first skyscraper built outside a metropolitan area. The hotel was only profitable during wars (there was...

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Barron's Reports on Skyscraper Curse Signal

BlogNovember 16, 2013

Review
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
The Skyscraper Index: Edifice Complex

By ROBIN GOLDWYN BLUMENTHAL | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR
The U.S. has a new tallest building—One World Trade Center in New York—and that has conjured up some novel reading of economic tea...

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The Skyscraper Curse Comes To New York?

BlogJune 22, 2013

The Wall Street Journal ran a very optimistic article on the rising prices for Skyscrapers and new construction in New York. This is my letter to the editor in response.

Dear Editor, Wall Street Journal:

So what does “Skyscraper Prices Head North” C1, 6/...

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The Curse of the Skyscraper

BlogDecember 12, 2006

This piece from Bloomberg, which quotes me from here on the skyscraper as business cycle indicator, was reprinted in many...

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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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The New Skyscraper Curse

Audio/VideoJune 2, 2014
Thanks to cheap money and malinvestment, new record-setting skyscrapers are being planned and built as the global fiat-money-induced boom continues, writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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What is the Skyscraper Curse?

Audio/VideoJune 2, 2014
Mark Thornton presents a one-minute primer on the "Skyscraper Curse"...

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The New Skyscraper Curse

JournalsSeptember 7, 2014
The Free Market 32, no. 4 (April 2014) From CNN to Barron’s to Le Monde , Mark Thornton has been featured as an authority on how record-setting skyscrapers signal impending economic downturns. Last month, Dr. Thornton spoke with us about the Skyscraper Index and the Skyscraper Curse. Mises...

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The Skyscraper Curse

Audio/VideoNovember 13, 2013
Interviewed by host Tom Woods, Mark Thornton discusses the Skyscraper Index.

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The New Skyscraper Curse

Mises DailyMay 29, 2014
The skyscraper curse continues to haunt us. Thanks to cheap money and malinvestment, new record-setting skyscrapers are being planned and built as the global fiat-money-induced boom continues toward its inevitable correction.

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The Skyscraper Curse Hits New York

Mises DailyNovember 16, 2013
Is there a real connection between skyscraper records and economic crisis, or is it coincidence?

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A Skyscraper Curse with Chinese Characteristics

Mises DailyAugust 26, 2013
This skyscraper craze is a massive misallocation of resources resulting from indiscriminate investment promotion by local governments.

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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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Mark Thornton on New York's Contribution to the Ill-fated Skyscraper Race

BlogNovember 16, 2013

Writes Robyn Blumenthal at Barron's today:

The index argues that record-tall buildings are evidence of a business cycle peaking out and thus predict...

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How Skyscrapers Can Indicate Economic Contraction

Audio/VideoNovember 30, 2014
Interviewed by Mo Dawoud of the Wall St for Main St podcast, Mark Thornton explains his prediction of the housing bubble in 2004. They also discuss the 'Skyscraper Curse'...

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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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Record Skyscrapers Planned

BlogApril 20, 2014

Continental record high skyscrapers have occurred in Europe and more recently in China and North America. Such regional or continental records indicate looming economic crisis as did happen in Europe and seems to be unfolding in China and North America. More recently we have learned that world...

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