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Switzerland to Vote on 100% Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog12/26/2015

The signatures have been collected and submitted paving the way for a vote to establish 100% reserve banking in Switzerland.

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The Fed Can Do Real Damage Without Even Trying

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness CyclesCalculation and Knowledge

Blog12/17/2015

Whatever the Fed imagines they can control and whatever their real intentions are, a central authority cannot optimally set prices that are in line with people’s preferences. This is especially important for interest rates, which have far-reaching...

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The Diabolical Side of ZIRP

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and BankingPrices

Blog12/14/2015

ZIRP has created massive asset bubbles throughout the world economy, but also has a diabolical impact on ordinary people who are largely disconnected to the bubbles.

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Are Entrepreneurs Naturally Talented, or Just Hard Workers?

Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog12/14/2015

It's the age-old question: is success the result of natural talent or simply hard work? This problem is especially important for entrepreneurs.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at the November Jobs Report

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe Fed

Blog12/04/2015

Today's BLS employment data release may not be as "solid" as the media are reporting.

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Yellen on Negative Interest Rates

Booms and BustsThe Fed

Blog11/05/2015
In Janet Yellen's Q&A with the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Tom Emmer asked about the possibility and consequences of negative interest rates. ...

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There’s More to Money than Hyperinflation

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

Blog10/27/2015
It’s common to paint Austrians as doom-and-gloom prophets of economic collapse, with little to offer besides paranoid predictions of hyperinflations and monetary collapses lurking around every corner.

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Skyscraper Curse Signal in China

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Blog09/15/2015

There are so many skyscrapers being built in China that I have not been able to keep track of them all. The "Walking Stick" building has just become the second tallest skyscraper in the world. This does not qualify as a genuine worldwide "skyscraper signal," but it does...

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