Business Cycles

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Week in Review: June 24, 2017

Labor and WagesLegal SystemMedia and CultureMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog8 hours ago
While the Federal Reserve is desperate to depict an optimistic vision for the global economy, their fellow central bankers aren't buying it.

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Richard Cantillon Is Sleepless in Seattle

Business Cycles

Blog06/22/2017
Cheap money and Seattle's capital-fueled boom means Seattle may soon achieve Peak Skyscraper status.

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How We Should Name Business Cycles

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
Economists have long played semantic games with how they name business cycles. This is how they should do it.

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Week in Review: June 3, 2017

EducationThe EnvironmentGlobal EconomyHealthBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog06/02/2017
Political agendas like the Paris Agreement must take into account costs, benefits, and economic reality. "Science" doesn't dictate good policy.

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Robert Shiller Is Shilling for the State

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/30/2017
For economist Robert Shiller, housing bubbles result from too little government regulation.

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Wine, Art, and Ferraris: The Bubble in Luxury Goods

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/24/2017
Our inflationary economy is sending the prices of luxury goods soaring — while prices on products for regular people are often flat.

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Week in Review: April 22, 2017

Taxes and SpendingBusiness CyclesInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/21/2017
Instead of taxes being "the price we pay for civilization," taxes are an unnecessary burden on the prosperity of society.

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Why Understanding "Roundaboutness" Is so Important

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog03/09/2017
Making production processes more roundabout results in greater production in terms of the quantity produced and a lower cost on a per-unit basis.

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Week in Review: March 4, 2017

Big GovernmentStrategyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog03/03/2017
Both Trump and the Fed are relying on debt to keep their political agendas going.

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The Great Gatsby and the Fed

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The “constant flicker” of American life described by Fitzgerald in his novel is no less than the artificial boom driven by the Fed during the 1920s.

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