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Deflation, Easy Money, and the Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/02/2017
When money is made "out of thin air," we see economic busts go hand-in-hand with price deflation. This is not the case with sound money.
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Debt Isn't a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2017
Debt can be a big factor in economic busts. But, the problem isn't debt. The problem is the easy-money policies behind the debt.
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Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/01/2017

At different times and in different places, Fed officials have changed their stories about whether or not bubbles can be seen before they pop.

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Did Free Markets Cause the Flint, Michigan Water Disaster?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryInterventionism

03/01/2016Mises Wire
Municipal waterworks are government-run and government-owned, and generally an extension of local governments. But, bizarrely, when something goes wrong, it's somehow the fault of the private marketplace.
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Don’t Be Fooled By Our Current Price Stability

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

08/20/2015Mises Wire
Consumer prices have been stable, but we should pay attention to 2014's decline in the money supply which mirrors a similar decline from 1927 and 1928, which was followed by a collapse in industrial production.
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