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New Research in Austrian Economics

Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurThe FedMoney and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking


Research is not just the way we add to the body of knowledge left by previous generations, but is also an effective means of engaging and challenging the ideas of mainstream economics.

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The Housing Boom Returns

U.S. EconomyCapital and Interest Theory


For the last decade (or more), Canadians have been ebullient about their home-grown housing boom. Home prices in Toronto have grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. New homeowners have rushed in to take advantage of what seems like a surefire path to riches.

Unfortunately while...

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Payday Lending, RIP

Capital and Interest TheoryInterventionismMoney and Banking


Ohio has effectively shut the door on payday lending. The state legislature — a bunch of nanny do-gooders — recognized the seen: the closing of 1,600 payday stores...

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Show Trial Planned for Energy Markets

Financial MarketsCapital and Interest Theory


The US House of Representatives will hold hearings on energy markets trying to determine who is causing oil prices to rise. The anti-market investigation will blame hedge funds...

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How profitable is big oil?

Capital and Interest TheoryValue and Exchange


In the context of the recent spike in oil prices, this clip from Glenn Beck show might be of interest to some. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the oil industry has been facing a thirty years [sic] moratorium on exploring new fields within the United States. According to the president of...

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Wesbury and the Austrians

The FedCapital and Interest TheoryInterventionism


Brian Wesbury, chief economist at First Trust Advisors, offers in the WSJ an Austrian-sounding explanation of why (though I'm not sure of this "natural-rate = nominal GDP growth" stuff):

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Never Enough Inflation, says McCain

Capital and Interest TheoryInterventionism


McCain says that Bernanke hasn't lower rates fast enough, as quoted by Bloomberg. The story adds that McCain "supports mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions through a cap-and-trade system,..."...

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Deflation and Rumination

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking


Please alert your loved ones about the coming price deflation. Assuming that mainstream economists are correct, tomorrow's sales signal the beginning of the end. Ah...

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