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The Diabolical Side of ZIRP

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ZIRP has created massive asset bubbles throughout the world economy, but also has a diabolical impact on ordinary people who are largely disconnected to the bubbles.

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Can You Find the Crisis?

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Free Fed money has led to an unprecedented corporate credit binge of excess spending, especially on share buybacks. 

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There’s More to Money than Hyperinflation

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It’s common to paint Austrians as doom-and-gloom prophets of economic collapse, with little to offer besides paranoid predictions of hyperinflations and monetary collapses lurking around every corner.

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Skyscraper Curse Signal in China

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There are so many skyscrapers being built in China that I have not been able to keep track of them all. The "Walking Stick" building has just become the second tallest skyscraper in the world. This does not qualify as a genuine worldwide "skyscraper signal," but it does represent a signal for...

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Skyscraper Glass Shortage

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So many skyscrapers are being built right now that there has emerged a shortage in the special glass panels that form the exterior of most modern skyscrapers. 

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Canada's Real Estate Bubble Turns Bust

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Half-empty office buildings on the rise in Calgary, Edmonton amid oil price plunge

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Vanity Fair Says It's a Bubble!

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With the tech industry awash in cash and 100 “unicorn” start-ups now valued at $1 billion or more, Silicon Valley can’t escape Nick Bilton reports.

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Evidence of Stock Market Top?

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Apple, Facebook, and Google planning lavish corporate headquarters help paint a picture of a stock market top.

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