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Why the Boom-Bust Cycle Keeps Repeating

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/04/2019

By creating money out of thin air, central banks repeatedly create bubble industries that must inevitably be liquidated.

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Why Capitalism is the Answer to Environmental Concerns About "Overpopulation"

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog02/25/2019

It is clear that for the planet to keep up with a rapidly growing population, it is necessary to liberate the global economy. 

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Why Menger Matters

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

02/25/2019Audio/Video
Dr. Joe Salerno joins us for the definitive podcast on the founder of the Austrian school.
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A Chinese Bomb: Are We Really on the Threshold of Another Global Financial Crisis?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog02/25/2019

The Chinese debt is overwhelming not simply because of the volume, but because the figure has quadrupled in seven years.

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Government Spending Isn't Always Inflationary

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/23/2019

While government spending re-allocates and distorts resources, it is not necessarily inflationary. Inflation really just stems from money creation and fractional-reserve lending carryied out by central banks and private banks — thus creating money "out of thin air."

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The Grandson of "I, Pencil"

Blog02/21/2019

Steven Kates has composed a modern version of Leonard Read’s classic essay “I, Pencil.”

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The Problem with Cutting Taxes without Reducing Spending

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/15/2019

Like taxation, government spending diverts resources from real wealth-generating ventures. Borrowed funds for continued spending must also be repaid, so current spending translates to future taxation.

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