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Boom-Bust in Microcosm

Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipMonetary Theory

11/08/2010Mises Daily Articles
The key to avoiding "busts" is to avoid the credit expansion and "booms" that cause them. Booms are not periods of prosperity but of the squandering of wealth. The longer they last, the worse is the devastation that follows.
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Bernanke's Solutions Are the Problem

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

11/05/2010Mises Daily Articles
The worst of Bernanke's statements came in 2006, near the zenith of the housing bubble. This was the era of the subprime mortgage, the interest-only mortgage, the no-documentation loan, and the heyday of mortgage-backed securities.
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Bank Failures in Slow Motion

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

10/27/2010Mises Daily Articles
We've only had 294 failures this cycle, but it is a big deal: adjusted to current dollars, the Depression banking crisis was $100 billion, the S&L crisis was $923 billion, and the current crisis is nearly $8 trillion.
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Blind to the Flaws of Keynesianism

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/04/2010Mises Daily Articles
Blinder is arguing that of course the Obama stimulus worked, because spending money creates jobs, period. To see just how naive this view is, consider that there is nothing in Blinder's argument restricting it to cases of severe recession.
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Blast from the Past: A Warning about Socialism

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

09/24/2010Mises Daily Articles
Pictures of the Socialistic Future tells an engrossing story about a socialist paradise that swiftly degenerates into a societal dungeon. It was originally published in an English translation in 1893—which adds immeasurably to its resonance.
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Bad Monetary Policy Is Redundant

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionismMonetary Theory

09/03/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Through Fed monetary policy, the dollar is cheapened to produce an economy on steroids that eventually breaks down."
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Bienes, escasos y no escasos

Free MarketsPrivate PropertySubjectivism

08/25/2010Mises Daily Articles
Los bienes no escasos son un gran regalo cortesía de la estructura del mundo, una bendición para la humanidad, un vasto tesoro de recursos—herramientas para hacer del mundo un lugar implacablemente mejor.
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Beyond Is and Ought

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

08/24/2010Mises Daily Articles
Hoppe has lifted the American libertarian movement out of decades of sterile debate and deadlock, and provided us a route for future development of the libertarian discipline.
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Belesbat, Boisguilbert, and the Natural Order of the Free Market

Free MarketsWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

08/05/2010Mises Daily Articles
So the basic strategy of trying to convert the king led inexorably to at least a broadly utilitarian approach to the problems of freedom and government intervention.
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Bashing BP — When We Should Be Bashing the Corporatist State

The EnvironmentFiscal TheoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/23/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Congress and big oil companies colluded to reward risky behavior and lost their bet."
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