Booms and Busts

Displaying 71 - 80 of 1363

How Easy Money Is Increasing the Devastation of the COVID-19 Panic

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog04/02/2020

Central banks have created a brittle economy without real savings and without much room to maneuver. Central banks now want more of the same in a bid to fix what they broke.

Read More

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.

Read More

The Fed Has Sufficient Tools—to Wreck the Economy

Booms and Busts

Blog03/17/2020

These famed "tools" of the central bank are nothing but cunning and arcane techniques for conjuring additional trillions of dollars out of thin air and pumping them into the global economy.

Read More

The Coronavirus Won't Be the Cause of the Next Bust, but It Will Make It Worse

Booms and BustsMonetary Policy

Blog03/12/2020

Although shocks can disrupt the pace of economic activity, they have nothing to do with the phenomenon of recurrent boom-bust cycles. The cycle requires something more. A central bank, for instance.

Read More

Will More Easy Money Strengthen the Ailing Economy?

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog03/11/2020

Lower interest rates won't make an economy grow. What matters is real savings.

Read More

What Comes after Quantitative Easing?

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog03/09/2020

What we observe today is a desperate fight against deflation. We know that this situation is unsustainable, but we do not know to which side the balloon will fall.

Read More

Why Deflation Can Be a Good Thing

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/06/2020

Brazilian journalist André de Godoy interviews economist and Mises Institute scholar Antony Mueller on the nature of money, banking, and prices.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Savings vs. Money: Which Is More Important?

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog01/29/2020

It is not money that funds economic activity, but the saved pool of consumer goods. The existence of money only facilitates the flow of savings. Any attempt to replace savings with money ends in economic disaster.

Read More
Shield icon library