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Keynes’s Ghost Continues To Haunt Economics

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

11/06/2013Mises Daily Articles
The Keynesian promise of prosperity springing from massive government spending is attractive to politicians, economists, and public intellectuals.

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Was Friedman Right About Rothbard on Collapsing Banks?

Business CyclesOther Schools of Thought

08/27/2013Mises Daily Articles
Rothbard declared that the kind of banking and financial system that Friedman championed was at the heart of the crisis that was the Great Depression.

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The Deepening Depression

Business CyclesInterventionism

07/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
At last, everyone agrees that the US economy is sinking into the morass of depression. The question is why.

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If You Are So Smart...

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesPrices

01/28/2005Mises Daily Articles
Ultimately, the power of the Austrian Theory of the business cycle is not whether some economists of the Austrian School rolled the dice on some day trades and made money, writes William Anderson.

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Why Business Cycle Theory Matters

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

11/24/2004Mises Daily Articles
Business cycles are usually treated as though they were unavoidable natural phenomena, writes William Anderson, when they are actually the result of government manipulation.

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Why No Recovery?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/01/2003The Free Market
While one hopes that this current sorry situation does not metastasize into a full-blown calamity reminiscent of the Great Depression, there are some not-so-obvious but important issues that need to be raised if we are to climb out of this economic mess.

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Why No Recovery?

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

03/28/2003Mises Daily Articles
No one can argue about the current moribund economy, complete with flat or falling stock prices, nonexistent profits, layoffs, airline bankruptcies, and exploding federal and state budget deficits. But few people have accurately pointed out why there is no recovery from the original recession.

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Who is at Fault?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

11/01/2002The Free Market
As the markets continue to wallow in bear territory, and as consumer—and, more important, investor—confidence falls, writers and commentators of all stripes have weighed in to give their two cents’ worth concerning the key question: who or what is at fault?...

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Is the Recession Over?

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesFiscal Theory

03/14/2002Mises Daily Articles
The policies the Fed cooked up during the mid-1990s that brought on the unsustainable boom (mistakenly called the "New Economy") are also the policies that Greenspan employed in the last year, ostensibly to give us a "soft landing." The government is now engaged in a number of...

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The Gang of Eleven

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

02/01/2002The Free Market
Economists are fond of writing open letters to politicians in attempts to lead them down "proper" policy paths. In 1930, a thousand economists signed an open letter to President Herbert Hoover asking him not to sign the infamous Smoot-Hawley Tariff. Hoover signed it anyway, creating one...

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