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What the Next Recession Will Look Like

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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


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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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A New, Easy-to-Read Explanation of Mises's Human Action

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Robert Murphy's Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action can serve as a companion to reading Mises's rather imposing Human Action.

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Why A Brexit Crisis Is Not A Bust

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The UK's exit from the EU cannot and will not, in itself, trigger malinvestments and their subsequent inevitable liquidation through a bust.

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Has China Reached its Debt Limit?

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The boom has not accelerated to the point we should expect an imminent recession — except in China.

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