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Booms and BustsThe FedInflationU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
The Fed's latest attempt to correct the inflation it caused is putting the market on a crash course.
As the Fed increases interest rates to reverse the inflation it has caused, firms that depended on easy money will face the bankruptcy judge. Stay tuned; there's more to come.
Booms and BustsKeynesMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
With the US economy facing a severe downturn, we should remember that two recessions ended quickly because the government didn't intervene at all.
Booms and BustsThe FedInflationMonetary PolicyBusiness Cycles
Austrian business cycle theory points out that easy money leads to malinvestments. Once easy money disappears, the crash begins. Time to clean up malinvested assets.
Booms and BustsFed WatchInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
After years of inflationary intervention, the Federal Reserve has no more rabbits to pull out of the hat.
Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
While the Biden White House claims we are on a steady course of prosperity, the more realistic future is that of a global recession.
KeynesMonetary PolicyBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory
At the heart of Keynesian business cycle theory is the so-called liquidity trap. Contra Keynes, however, economies don't falter because a sudden increase in the demand for money.
Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles
Economists and pundits mistakenly call the Federal Reserve System's security holdings a portfolio. It is anything but.
U.S. HistoryBusiness CyclesGold StandardMonetary Theory
Fiat money is the fuel of the modern Leviathan state. If we wish to have freedom, we must have sound money.
Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyThe FedHayekBusiness CyclesGold Standard
By all measures, the economic downturn that began in 1920 was worse than what occurred in 1930, yet the economy recovered quickly in 1921. Why the difference?