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Review: Monetary Policy after the Great Recession: The Role of Interest Rates

10 hours agoQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Nikolay Gertchev reviews Arkadiusz Sieron's effort to investigate the failure of expansionary monetary policy to address the challenges of the 2008–09 Great Recession.
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Before a Bust, There Is Always a Boom (and Malinvestment)


An economic depression is not caused by a decline in the money supply per se, but results from a shrinking pool of savings made possible by a previous bout of monetary inflation.

Europe Faces a Fragile Economy as the Merkel Era Ends


A euro collapse, rather than gas prices and bottlenecks, is the most likely source of sustained high CPI inflation in Europe following the Merkel era.       

The Prospects for Soft Secession in America


Is this trend toward soft secession necessarily illiberal? Is the potential for creating more states or political subdivisions, even if smaller and less sclerotic, moving us further from an idealized Hoppean private community model?

Why Bureaucrats Are Sitting on So Much Money-Losing Real Estate


The Feds are sitting on a huge pile of decaying buildings. A private business would sell these off, but this task is apparently too difficult for federal bureaucrats. 

Vaccine Mandates: Who Will Comply, and Why?


The philosophy of covid passports is that people are venal and can be easily bribed and made to conform. But is this true of the people who oppose vaccine mandates? 

Why "Natural Immunity" Is a Political Problem for the Regime


When asked, "'I’ve recovered from covid, is it absolutely essential that I get vaccinated?' many public health officials have put aside the data and responded with a synchronized 'yes.'"

Why the Federalists Hated the Bill of Rights


The Bill of Rights transformed the Constitution from one of supreme and total national power to a partially mixed polity where the liberal antinationalists at least had a fighting chance. 

From Diseases to Recessions, Government Failure Is Endemic


As with economic policy to "cure" recessions, the authorities’ health response is good at crippling markets, but never delivers what is promised. 



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