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Thorsten Polleit

Tags Financial MarketsMoney and Banking

Works Published inThe Free MarketSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

AwardsO.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy

Dr. Thorsten Polleit is Chief Economist of Degussa and Honorary Professor at the University of Bayreuth. He also acts as an investment advisor.

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Why This Bubble Economy Keeps Going and Going

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

04/13/2020Audio/Video
Current global bailouts may put off global busts for quite some time. But they will weaken output and employment gains. People's standard of living will stagnate or even fall, even in the short term. With this comes impoverishment and perhaps even social unrest.
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Why This Bubble Economy Keeps Going and Going

Blog04/13/2020

Current global bailouts may put off global busts for quite some time. But they will weaken output and employment gains. People's standard of living will stagnate or even fall, even in the short term. With this comes impoverishment and perhaps even social unrest.

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With Bailouts, Governments Are the Big Winners

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog03/24/2020

Every crisis caused by the unbacked paper money system expands the power of the states over economic and social life, and unfortunately, once the state has expanded its power, it is unlikely the trend will be reversed.

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Fed-Driven Asset Price Inflation Means You Can Now Buy Less House Than You Could Before

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog02/27/2020

Central banks are driving asset price inflation in stocks and real estate. That means people holding those assets get richer. But everyone else just gets higher prices.

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The Era of Boom and Bust Isn't Over

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog01/31/2020

Central banks have done nothing to end the boom-and-bust cycle. Instead, their unscrupulous interventions in credit markets just prolong the boom. But it's a huge mistake to assume that bringing market interest rates to zero will create a perpetual boom.

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