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Did the NY Fed Plagiarize Rothbard?

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Rothbard's book is considered the standard on the subject of the 1819 crisis, yet the NY Fed authors seem reluctant to speak his name.

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Janet Yellen Strikes Downbeat Tone on Economy, Claims Fed Won't Go Negative

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Even the Fed, which has for years been describing the economy as "expanding at a moderate pace," and which a few months back was saying it was "hawkish," has, through Janet Yellen's testimony today, been forced to admit that a rate cut may again be on the horizon.

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What Was Quicken Loans Thinking?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles


Apparently Quicken Loans is thinking like John Maynard Keynes and Paul Krugman. They can create their own bubble and multiplier effect. It's magic!

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Barron's Is Talking Skyscraper Curse

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking


Barron's is writing about skyscrapers and the Skyscraper Curse. They also quote me on the subject.

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Switzerland to Vote on 100% Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking


The signatures have been collected and submitted paving the way for a vote to establish 100% reserve banking in Switzerland.

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The Fed Can Do Real Damage Without Even Trying

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness CyclesCalculation and Knowledge


Whatever the Fed imagines they can control and whatever their real intentions are, a central authority cannot optimally set prices that are in line with people’s preferences. This is especially important for interest rates, which have far-reaching influence...

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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?

Business CyclesEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

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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