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Frank Shostak

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Works Published inMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsAustrian Economics Newsletter

Frank Shostak is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute. His consulting firm, Applied Austrian School Economics, provides in-depth assessments and reports of financial markets and global economies. He received his bachelor's degree from Hebrew University, his master's degree from Witwatersrand University, and his PhD from Rands Afrikaanse University and has taught at the University of Pretoria and the Graduate Business School at Witwatersrand University.

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Biden's Big Spending Plans Will Not Revive the Economy

Money and Banking


Even without deficits or new taxes, Biden's infrastructure spending plan will only create more malinvestment and inflict further damage on an already weakened economy. 

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Printing Money Can't Replace Real Savings

Money and Banking


If monetary stimulus could strengthen real economic growth, then world poverty would have been eliminated a long time ago.

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Fed Transparency Won't Get Us out of the Mess the Fed Created

Money and Banking


There is much talk these days about Fed "transparency" easing the effects of monetary policy. But it is not possible to deflate the present gigantic monetary bubble without a severe economic bust, and a policy of transparency employed by the Fed cannot prevent the inevitable bust.

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Real Savings Are at the Heart of Lending

Money and Banking


Trouble emerges once banks start to engage in lending unbacked by real savings, this gives rise to the expansion of credit out of “thin air.”  This in turn sets in motion the menace of the boom-bust cycle.

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Money Isn't Neutral: Why Economic Stabilization Schemes Are Counterproductive

Booms and Busts


To foster economic recovery, we do not need "stability." What we need is an environment of freely changing prices, even if price changes are frequent and substantial. Only this call allow markets to respond to consumer needs. 

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