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Booms and BustsThe FedInflationKeynes
The US economy has deteriorated into little more than a series of asset bubbles driven by the inflationary policies of the central bank.
Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology
Much of modern neoclassical economic theory depends upon assumptions that do not reflect real world conditions. Austrian economists, however, know that realistic assumptions matter.
Economic PolicyFree MarketsLabor and WagesMedia and Culture
Although the percentage of the unionized U.S. workforce has fallen in recent decades, labor unions still are a threat to our economy and our collective wellbeing.
Economic PolicyMedia and CultureU.S. History
As politicians at all levels debate paying black Americans "reparations" for chattel slavery, a careful study of the wealth gaps between ethnic groups shows that ethnic prejudice explains very little. Other factors matter more.
Booms and BustsInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy
We should not just be concerned about problems in the American banking system, but also about the proliferation of Eurodollars.
The FedMonetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy
While many economists claim that high overall debt levels can lead to economic recessions, irresponsible government spending and money expansion are the real culprits.
SocialismCalculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipPraxeology
Economic calculation is not an either-or proposition. Even in so-called market economies like that of the USA, there is plenty of government intervention that distorts market processes.
Legal SystemWorld History
Even under chattel slavery, inequality was still pervasive. Carpenters, sugar boilers, blacksmiths, cabinetmakers, and rum distillers constituted an elite core of slaves.