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Skyscrapers & Cyber Security with Dr. Mark Thornton

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog03/07/2015

I am interviewed on Power Trading Radio about the Skyscraper Curse and Cyber Security Issues—Biggest Bank Heist in History!

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The Myth of the Depression of 1873: More Evidence of a Bright Future for Austrian Economics

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog02/22/2015

More evidence the future of Austrian economics is in good hands is Patrick Newman’s excellent piece of scholarship recently published in the QJAE as "The Depression of 1873: An Austrian Perspective."

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Our Brave, New, Leveraged World

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog02/05/2015

According to a new report just out by McKinsey, global debt has increased by $57 trillion since the Great Recession, outpacing world GDP growth during this time period.

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Shostak: The ECB Fears Deflation, But You Should Not

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

Blog02/04/2015
The European Central Bank plans to ramp up its own version of quantitative easing because it fears deflation. But deflation really means an increase in real wealth and an end to many malinvestments.

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Infrastructure and Public Works: Crowding Out and Economic Instability

Booms and BustsOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/04/2015

While the policy may appear to work ─ the effect is temporary. One can achieve a short term lower unemployment rate but only at the cost of higher unemployment long term and increased instability.

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Swiss National Bank: Hero or Villain?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyInterventionismMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/21/2015

There has been much hand wringing among popular blogger-economists in response to the breaking of the Euro peg by the SNB.

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Bank of Canada Cuts the Interest Rate

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy

Blog01/21/2015

According to CBC News, "The Bank of Canada shocked markets today by cutting its key overnight lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point, citing the economic threat posed by plunging oil prices."

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