Noah Smith's Bloomberg column praises Milton Friedman's "plucking model" of recessions, where the severity of a bust is connected to the strength of the following recovery. Does this refute Mises' BOOM-BUST theory?
Middle-income households and workers haven't been disappearing. They've been moving into higher income levels, while the lowest-income groups have been getting smaller. But another recession could erase many of the gains made over 20 years.
Given the ongoing growth of government taxation, spending, and regulation, it should be abundantly clear that we are hardly living in an age of "market fundamentalism" as so many leftists and conservatives claim.