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Inflation Deflation Red-flation Blue-flation

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesInterventionism

07/24/2008Audio/Video
A debate has been raging for some time among those in the finance industry about whether the United States is currently experiencing inflation, deflation, stagflation, reflation, hyperinflation, or maybe even some other sort of "-flation" that only Dr. Seuss could imagine. Given the confusion, this...
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Inflation Deflation Red-flation Blue-flation

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionism

07/24/2008Mises Daily Articles
The Fed has already taken several drastic actions in an attempt to prevent deflation, but it remains to be seen whether it is even possible for it to achieve such a goal without destroying the dollar and the entire financial system.
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The Coming Second Life Industrial Revolution?

Free MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurship

03/21/2008Mises Daily Articles
Profit-seeking individuals are constantly searching for the most economic ways to produce goods for consumers, and virtual goods are no exception.
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Wildcat Banking in the Virtual Frontier

Media and CultureMoney and BanksPhilosophy and Methodology

02/05/2008Mises Daily Articles
Policies such as the ban on interest-paying banks incentivize further reckless behavior by users who have made foolish decisions, and they frustrate and hinder the entrepreneurs who are producing the goods that attract people to Second Life.
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The Coming Second Life Business Cycle

Booms and BustsMedia and Culture

08/02/2007Mises Daily Articles
Second Life's residents could benefit from a closer look into the actual workings of its economy, and the effects of economic intervention.
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