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Japanese Consumers Not Afraid of Deflation

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BankingPrices

Blog10/10/2016

It turns out that the Japanese people do not have the Apoplithorismosphobia that their government officials have.

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Economic Growth Requires More Than Low Interest Rates

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

With such low interest rates, shouldn't we be experiencing a boom? The problem is, a solid economy requires much more than just low interest rates.

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Deja vu: Fannie and Freddie Lower Lending Standards

Booms and BustsInterventionism

Blog09/22/2016

Because the only thing government is worse at than pricing risk, is learning from past mistakes.

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What the Next Recession Will Look Like

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog09/19/2016

The cure for the curse of the Federal Reserve and its grand experiment is to install a sound monetary order. The next US president must clean house.

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Latin America's Pink Tide Crashes on the Rocks

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog09/08/2016

More than a decade ago, some South American countries were moving to the left in an effort to create a new paradigm. Things have not gone well for them.

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The Bank of England Turns to More Easy Money

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/21/2016

With central banks falling into step in a seemingly inexorable race toward negative interest rates, this could point to bigger problems on the horizon.

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We Can't Live on Borrowed Time and Borrowed Money Forever

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog08/18/2016

It is a time of fiscal hedonism, engineered and encouraged by governments and their central banks, and sold to us as banal public policy and tinkering.

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Consumer Optimism Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

Blog08/11/2016

The key to economic growth is not optimism or good "animal spirits." They key is increased productivity and wealth accumulation.

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Will the Bubble Pop Even if the Fed Never Raises Rates?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/07/2016

In today's slow growth economy, business decision makers are understandably cautious because historically monetary tightening has been a fatal blow.

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Latest Jobs Data: The Worst Expansion in 30 Years Continues

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog08/05/2016

The media is telling us how excellent the latest jobs numbers are. Unfortunately, it's more of the same for what is the weakest recovery in decades.

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