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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Ten Years After Lehman: The Solution Was "More Lehmans"

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2018

Lehman was a prime example of mainstream consensus analysis of risk and economic opportunity. We "solved" it with more of the same.

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Will Cryptos Fulfill Hayek's Vision of Private, De-Nationalized Money

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/03/2018

With cryptocurrencies, currency competition in the spirit of Hayek has become possible even in the absence of self-limitation by governments.

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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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When will the Corporate-Debt Bubble Burst?

Financial Markets

Blog08/24/2018

Is it possible that the bubble-bursting in the corporate debt markets could precede — rather than coincide with — a bear market in equities? Yes, if history is any guide.

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Don't Conflate Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Financial Markets

Blog08/01/2018

The sooner we stop conflating “technology” with “coin,” the sooner we will have a better understanding of what is and is not sound money.

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Argentina's Peso Collapse Is a Warning Sign

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog06/22/2018

The recent collapse of the Argentine Peso and other emerging currencies doesn't bode well for the global economy.

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The EU is Rotting (and Its Banks are Insolvent)

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2018

The EU’s precariousness will only be fully exposed by the next credit crisis and the ECB’s response to it, which will end up collapsing the euro.

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In Hiking Interest Rates, Jerome Powell is Living Dangerously

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog06/14/2018

The Fed is already living dangerously with its recent hike, and further rises will all but guarantee a credit crisis. 

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