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Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks
97% of consensus economists didn’t see the last recession the quarter before it started. Even worse, 77% didn’t see a recession when it was already happening!
Financial MarketsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking
What causes financial crises, domestic and global, is the underlying, continuing credit expansion.
Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
Blaming the euro will not save Italy. Italy’s problem is political spending — the same problem that this new budget is going to greatly increase.
The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
We have been hearing from central banks that we were living in a synchronized growth territory. Well, it wasn’t the case.
Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History
It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.
Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking
Lehman was a prime example of mainstream consensus analysis of risk and economic opportunity. We "solved" it with more of the same.
Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
With cryptocurrencies, currency competition in the spirit of Hayek has become possible even in the absence of self-limitation by governments.
Booms and BustsFinancial Markets
From the yield curve to money supply growth, there are good reasons to believe we are in the autumn of the current expansion.
Is it possible that the bubble-bursting in the corporate debt markets could precede — rather than coincide with — a bear market in equities? Yes, if history is any guide.
The sooner we stop conflating “technology” with “coin,” the sooner we will have a better understanding of what is and is not sound money.