Bureaucracy and Regulation
Rent controls are a recipe for less housing, and unaffordable rents. At least for most people.
Money and Banks
To cause a truly disastrous boom and bust with far-fetching real consequences, you need to control the money supply.
When politicians say "you never had it so good" they're taking credit for something they didn't do. In truth, what economic prosperity we have is due to private savers and entrepreneurs making economic progress possible.
Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
The tactics used by central banks don't just create bubbles or drive up prices. They actively destroy value and act as a tax on real producers in the economy.