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Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade
It is the lethal combination of tariffs and the end of the expansionary phase of the credit cycle which should concern us.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
Unlike Greece, Italy or other seriously debt-laden economies, it’s not just government borrowing that’s the main risk to Turkey.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History
The most characteristic feature of post-WWII business cycles is that they have originated in deliberately inflationary policies directed by central banks.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks
Using Japan as a model, governments are steering us toward a worldwide zombie economy — but we're likely to end up with something that looks more like Argentina than Japan.
Booms and Busts
Government stimulus plans blow up new bubbles to replace the old ones that had previously been created by government also. Let's end the cycle of wealth destruction.
The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.
Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks
The Chinese debt is overwhelming not simply because of the volume, but because the figure has quadrupled in seven years.
Booms and BustsWorld History
Economic disasters often lead to a rise in the number of people willing to work in the sex trades — which are staffed mainly by desperate people.
Skyscrapers that set world records for height don’t cause economic panics, but are, instead, a warning a boom has reached its peak.
Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought
The Austrian story fits the facts of the housing boom—and bust—much better than the preferred narrative of Market Monetarists.