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Thornton Corrects Fed in the Wall Street Journal

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

The Fed cannot see the natural rate of interest, but it is right before its eyes.

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Amazon = $3 Trillion?

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/04/2016

Let us see how close this venture capitalist comes to putting a $3 trillion price tag on Amazon at its all-time high price.

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Hayek on CNBC

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog02/10/2016

Congressman Jeb Hensarling mentions Hayek's Fatal Conceit regarding the Fed bureaucracy's ability to manage money and interest rates. 

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The Big Short

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe FedFinancial MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog01/09/2016

The Big Short is a pretty good movie, but there are a few things it leaves out.

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Skyscraper Curse Signal in China

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Blog09/15/2015

There are so many skyscrapers being built in China that I have not been able to keep track of them all. The "Walking Stick" building has just become the second tallest skyscraper in the world. This does not qualify as a genuine worldwide "skyscraper signal," but it does...

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Junk Silver Market is Frozen

Financial MarketsGold StandardPrices

Blog09/09/2015

The "junk silver" (90% US silver coins) seems to have disappeared. After checking several websites that deal in such coins almost all catagories have no inventory to sell. You can still buy bright and shiny versions of the coins at around a 20% premium over the silver value.

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Dr. Mark Thornton: Central Bankers Don't Understand Booms and Busts

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

01/22/2016Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Mark Thornton discuss how and why central bankers don't understand deflation...

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The Fed and the Filthy Rich: An Interview with Mark Thornton

The FedFinancial MarketsInterventionismMoney and Banking

04/02/2015Audio/Video
Interviewed by host Phil Pepin , Mark Thornton discusses the fed's role in the 2007 crash, the fed's special treatment of banks, and the effect of the fed's hold on interest rates...

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