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Inflation or Recession? The Fed Faces a Choice.

Booms and BustsThe Fed

Blog01/03/2022

Contractionary monetary policy may be necessary to slow the rise of inflation, but the recessionary results of this remind us why the Fed's inflationary policy is so dangerous.

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Governments Love Inflation, and They Won't Do Anything to Stop It

Booms and Busts

Blog10/19/2021

In spite of what they say, governments will do nothing about inflation. Even though "money printing" is the real cause of this, governments will just keep blaming red herrings like supply chain problems.

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In Defense of the Speculator

Booms and Busts

Blog09/18/2021

It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters. 

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The Fed Is Helping Facilitate Trailer Park Evictions

Booms and Busts

Blog09/13/2021

The Fed is dumping cash into Fannie and Freddie which is helping investors buy up more trailer parks. 

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Paul Krugman’s Austrian Obsession

Booms and Busts

Blog09/09/2021

Paul Krugman recently used his column to attack Austrian economics—yet again—but his attacks rely mostly on myths, poor reasoning, and misinformation. 

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Preserving Capital through Bankruptcy

Booms and Busts

Blog09/01/2021

While bankruptcy has a negative connotation in the business world, “Bankruptcy fulfills the crucially important social function of preserving the available stock of capital."

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Recession and Recovery: W.H. Hutt’s View

Booms and Busts

Blog07/29/2021

What happens during a depression? Should we expect it to end, or can an economy remain stuck at the bottom?

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Fiat Money Economies Are Built on Lies

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog07/20/2021

The public usually doesn't understand how fiat money expansion benefits the regime at their expense. The regime likes it that way. 

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Investors Are on the Lookout for a Crash. But Prices Keep Going Up.

Booms and Busts

Blog07/15/2021

With such a messed-up economy, why is it still hard to spot a bust on the horizon?

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Will the Feds Try Price Controls to "Fix" Price Inflation?

Booms and Busts

Blog07/14/2021

We may be told price controls are a temporary necessity, as in 1971 under Nixon. But one thing is certain: price controls will do nothing to resolve the issues underlying the inflation.

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