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Are Entrepreneurs Naturally Talented, or Just Hard Workers?

Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship


It's the age-old question: is success the result of natural talent or simply hard work? This problem is especially important for entrepreneurs.

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A Behind the Scenes Look at the November Jobs Report

Big GovernmentBooms and BustsThe Fed


Today's BLS employment data release may not be as "solid" as the media are reporting.


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Yellen on Negative Interest Rates

Booms and BustsThe Fed

In Janet Yellen's Q&A with the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Tom Emmer asked about the possibility and consequences of negative interest rates. ...

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There’s More to Money than Hyperinflation

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

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

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles


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...

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Skyscraper Glass Shortage

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles


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

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

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!

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

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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