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Mejorar las expectativas no mejorará la realidad de las condiciones económicas

Booms and Busts

Blog04/06/2018

Los bancos centrales pueden poner en marcha un desvío prolongado de expectativas frente a los hechos de la realidad. Pero no pueden hacerlo eternamente.

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Improving Expectations Won't Improve the Reality of Economic Conditions

Booms and Busts

Blog04/06/2018

Central banks can put in motion a prolonged deviation of expectations from the facts of reality. But they can't keep it up forever. 

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Do Seasonal Adjustments Help Identify Business Cycles?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog08/17/2017
Without a coherent theory based on purposeful human action, it is not possible to begin to understand the causes of business cycles.

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Can Technology Prevent a Recession?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog01/23/2017
Technology doesn't tell us much about whether we're prone to a recession. The much larger issue is inflation-induced misallocation of resources.

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Keynes Would Have Loved Trump's Economic Plan

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog11/21/2016

Donald Trump's spending plans will not invigorate the economy. However, There are some things Trump could do to truly encourage wealth creation.

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There Are Two Types of Credit — One of Them Leads to Booms and Busts

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog11/14/2016

Mises made a distinction between credit that is backed by savings, and credit that is not. The second type plays a key role in the boom-bust cycle.

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Economic Growth Requires More Than Low Interest Rates

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

With such low interest rates, shouldn't we be experiencing a boom? The problem is, a solid economy requires much more than just low interest rates.

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Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

Blog08/11/2016

The key to economic growth is not optimism or good "animal spirits." They key is increased productivity and wealth accumulation.

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Downtrend in Money-Supply Growth Poses a Threat to Bubble Activities

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and Banks

Blog03/09/2016

While the declining trend growth in money supply is bad news for bubbles, it is actually great news for wealth generators.

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Are We Headed for Another Bust?

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

01/05/2016Mises Wire
Like the Greenspan Fed before it, the Yellen Fed has doubled down on easy money, but will trigger a crisis once it tries to inch toward more normal interest rates.

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