Booms and Busts

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There's No #metoo When Economies Collapse — You Do What You Have to Do

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog11/16/2018

Economic disasters often lead to a rise in the number of people willing to work in the sex trades — which are staffed mainly by desperate people.

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Tall Buildings, Mighty Crashes

Booms and Busts

Blog10/13/2018

Skyscrapers that set world records for height don’t cause economic panics, but are, instead, a warning a boom has reached its peak.

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Austrians vs. Market Monetarists on the Housing Bubble

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/05/2018

The Austrian story fits the facts of the housing boom—and bust—much better than the preferred narrative of Market Monetarists.

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George Selgin Misunderstands Rothbard's Position on Fractional-Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/10/2018

Selgin thinks fractional reserve banking critics are akin to "flat-earthers", but he gets some important points wrong. 

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Why the "Economy Is an Engine" Metaphor is So Wrong

Booms and BustsThe Entrepreneur

Blog09/06/2018

The economy is not an engine, or a tool, and does not perform any “work.” The economy is you and me.

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Why You Should Read Mark Thornton's The Skyscraper Curse

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog09/01/2018

With this book, I am hopeful fewer Americans will be duped the next time there is a crash, and the mainstream experts assure us that more government  intervention will solve the problem.

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The Economy: Winter Is Coming

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog08/29/2018

From the yield curve to money supply growth, there are good reasons to believe we are in the autumn of the current expansion.

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British Manufacturing Slumps as Bank of England Raises Interest Rates

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog08/14/2018

"Higher order" industries like manufacturing and mining are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates. And it doesn't look like anything's different this time around.

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Big Plans for the Jeddah Tower Continue as Asset Prices Boom

Booms and Busts

Blog08/07/2018

The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia remains listed for “completion” in 2020. Will its completion trigger a new Skyscraper Curse?

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All Is Not Well In Financial Markets

Booms and BustsMoney and Banking

Blog07/24/2018

As investments — previously thought to be profitable — turn out to be flops, firms will start liquidating unfinished projects and layoffs will begin.

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