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Austrian Economists Are Not Surprised by the Shortages

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Blog05/23/2022

While supporters of the Biden administration fault Putin for shortages, Austrian economists know the answer lies in Washington's monetary and economic mismanagement.

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It's Not Just the USA: The Economic Instability Is Global

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Blog05/21/2022

The combination of covid lockdowns, money pumping, and attempts to force a new green economy are taking their toll. This is not going away any time soon.

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The Fed's Latest Housing Bubble

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Blog05/21/2022

After the 2008 housing bust, the government supposedly set up a fail-safe mortgage program aimed at preventing future bubbles. It failed.

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It Just Might Be Time to Listen to the Austrians

InflationKeynesBusiness Cycles

Blog05/18/2022

The latest Keynesian money-printing and spending schemes are blowing up. It is time to hear what the Austrians have to say.

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Federal Reserve Policies Aimed at Creating Price Stability Bring About Economic Instability

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Blog05/16/2022

While Fed policies openly try to make prices "stable," the central bank actually is creating economic instability and an impoverished economy.

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Roots of Our Current Inflation: A Deeply Flawed Monetary System

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Blog05/02/2022

It is the fiat monetary system itself, not deflation, that helps create the unstable conditions that lead to financial crises.

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How the Fed's Tampering with the Policy Rate Affects the Yield Curve

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Blog04/16/2022

Thanks to the Fed's monetary gyrations, we are seeing the yield curve acting abnormally. However, one cannot get something from nothing and market forces ultimately will frustrate the Fed's designs.

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Deflation: Bad for the Government, Good for Producers and Consumers. What's Not to Like?

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Blog04/13/2022

The "experts" solemnly tell us that deflation is even worse than inflation, and that deflation always will lead an economy into recession. The truth turns such "wisdom" upside down.

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