Booms and Busts

Displaying 51 - 60 of 1164

Rothbard’s Depression Analysis Is Now More Relevant than Ever

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/01/2016

It is high time to turn to Rothbard in the search for advice. His recipe for dealing with depressions and how to avoid turning a recession into a depression is of timeless relevance.

Read more

Is the Fed Flashing A Recession Sign?

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog02/19/2016

This little known chart is the Fed's attempt to anticipate a recession in the US economy. The reading from last November is only 3.84%, but that is higher than all but 3 months when a recession did not immediately proceed.

...

Read more

Dark Clouds over Auburn

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/15/2016

I have lived in Auburn, Alabama, for more than three decades and have never seen a Super Sized Construction Crane. Last week, two were erected in the middle of town.

Read more

Did the NY Fed Plagiarize Rothbard?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog02/11/2016

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.

Read more

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

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog02/10/2016

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.

Read more

Hayek on CNBC

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog02/10/2016

Congressman Jeb Hensarling mentions Hayek's Fatal Conceit regarding the Fed bureaucracy's ability to manage money and interest rates. 

...

Read more

What Was Quicken Loans Thinking?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog02/08/2016

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

...

Read more

Barron's Is Talking Skyscraper Curse

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

Blog01/21/2016

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

Read more

Shield icon library