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The Fed Has Rigged the Stock Markets to Crash

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Blog06/19/2023

The Fed's latest attempt to correct the inflation it caused is putting the market on a crash course.

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The Bankruptcy Caravan Is Now Arriving: Time to Pay for the Easy Money

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Blog05/29/2023

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.

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How Markets Self-Corrected during the 1819 and 1919–21 Recessions

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Blog05/23/2023

With the US economy facing a severe downturn, we should remember that two recessions ended quickly because the government didn't intervene at all.

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Paying the Piper: Time to Clean Up the Latest Malinvestments

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Blog05/02/2023

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.

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The Coming Recession Will Be a Global One

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Blog03/02/2023

While the Biden White House claims we are on a steady course of prosperity, the more realistic future is that of a global recession.

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Forget the Liquidity Trap—Loose Monetary Policies Cause Recessions

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Blog02/21/2023

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.

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The Fed’s Portfolio Is Nonexistent: The Fed Does Not Invest. It Destroys Investments

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Blog02/04/2023

Economists and pundits mistakenly call the Federal Reserve System's security holdings a portfolio. It is anything but.

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The Modern State Cannot Exist without Fiat Money

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Blog01/19/2023

Fiat money is the fuel of the modern Leviathan state. If we wish to have freedom, we must have sound money.

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The Economic Super Bowl: 1920–21 versus 1930–31

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Blog12/17/2022

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?

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