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The Euro Crisis

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

David Howden explains the basics of the European Union and the economic crises it has caused.
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Review of Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression by Douglas A. Irwin

Business Cycles

08/27/2015Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Peddling Protectionism is a real gem. Irwin does not mince words, and he ably tosses aside misconceptions of Smoot-Hawley and replaces them with objective economic analysis.
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Dr. David Howden: Let Banks Fail! (Central and Otherwise)

The FedFinancial MarketsBusiness Cycles

Jeff Deist and David Howden discuss the history of banking in America before 1913 and the entanglements of the Federal Reserve.
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The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis, by Ben S. Bernanke

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
There is trouble lurking in each of the book’s four chapters. The text gets off on a wrong foot as Bernanke overviews the origins and purposes of the Fed.


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Japan’s Easy Money Tsunami

Global EconomyBusiness CyclesInterventionism

06/03/2013Mises Daily Articles
The Bank of Japan has embarked on one of the most inflationary policies ever undertaken.
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Rethinking Iceland's Recovery

Global EconomyBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory

03/22/2011Mises Daily Articles
Like many economic events, the key lies not in what is immediately apparent — explosively large banks — but in those causes and conditions that are veiled. Politicians, pundits, and the population of the Icelandic nation have had a difficult time explaining how such a large financial sector could...
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Can a Central Bank Go Broke?

Booms and BustsThe FedGlobal EconomyBusiness Cycles

09/03/2009Mises Daily Articles
The possibility of an insolvent central bank, however, bypasses the question of whether the central bank should be abolished and concludes that it will , in certain instances, abolish itself as insolvency renders it helpless.
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The Icelandic Meltdown

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

08/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 8 (August 2009) Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde’s resignation this year marked the fi rst political casualty of the current financial crisis that resulted in the collapse of all major banks, a run on deposits, a stock market drop of 90 percent, empty grocery shelves,...


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Review of Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation by Jeffrey Friedman and Wladimir Kraus

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Jeffrey Friedman and Wladamir Kraus attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff by sizing up these theories next to some hard facts. The result is enlightening.


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