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The Curious Lure Of Austrian Economics In The Financial World

November 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Austrian economics favors ‘hard money’ policies that are curiously popular in the financial sector. It’s curious because hard money policies don’t seem to serve the financial sector, acting as a bit of a brake on expansion. Its predictive power in the post-financial crisis world also leaves much to be desired; investors would have done poorly […]

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Tags: Economics

Japan’s Massive Return On Public Investment

August 2nd, 2018 · Comments Off on Japan’s Massive Return On Public Investment

It’s argued that Japan didn’t get a return of all its deficit spending in the decades after its epic financial bubbles burst. This could not be further from the truth. Despite the epic size of these bubbles and the world’s worst demographics, Japan’s economy kept on growing on par with other rich economies. It never […]

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Tags: Balance sheet recession · Japan

The War Against Trade

August 31st, 2016 · Comments Off on The War Against Trade

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Capitalism is grinding to a halt

April 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Capitalism is grinding to a halt

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Tags: Balance sheet recession · Public sector deficits and debts

The Keynesian Crash? | Seeking Alpha

February 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Keynesian Crash? | Seeking Alpha

Stockmarkets tumbled almost everywhere in the first couple of weeks of the year, and some predict they will crash. This is blamed on Keynesian economics, in the name of which debt levels were bloated and inordinate amounts of money printed. We’re not so pessimistic and we’ll try to show that there is much wrong with […]

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Tags: Economics · The Markets

A Uniquely American Problem | Seeking Alpha

January 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on A Uniquely American Problem | Seeking Alpha

Until now, the US economy recovered fairly briskly from the financial crisis, with solid private sector growth. The US recovery is much better than in most other areas of the world economy. But there is one area where the US lags, and that is wages. But US wages have been stagnant for decades, and this […]

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Tags: Economics

Government Figures Are Doctored, The Recession Lives On! | Seeking Alpha

January 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Government Figures Are Doctored, The Recession Lives On! | Seeking Alpha

There is still a substantial minority of people who argue that the US never really left the 2008 recession. They do not believe official data and argue that unemployment is much higher than the official figures. We’ll take a dispassionate look at this and portray the development of the labor market with the development of […]

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ZeroHedge Throws Austrian Economics Under The Bus | Seeking Alpha

January 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on ZeroHedge Throws Austrian Economics Under The Bus | Seeking Alpha

The best general explanation for the weak world economy is an excess of savings over investment; weak business investment is a crucial part of this. Austrian economics has difficulties explaining the weak business investment, as low rates would normally lead to an excessive capital formation boom. The structural factors that are invoked to explain this […]

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Debt As Far As The Eye Can See | Seeking Alpha

January 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Debt As Far As The Eye Can See | Seeking Alpha

There is an alarming rise of public and private debt ratios in much of the world; this simply cannot continue like this. The situation is greatly complicated by low growth and low inflation as we need high nominal GDP growth to stabilize debt ratios. We look at the sustainability and alternatives to deal with the […]

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An Austrian Perspective On Greece | Seeking Alpha

January 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on An Austrian Perspective On Greece | Seeking Alpha

Austrian economist tends to blame soft money, market inefficiencies and a bloated state for the Greek crisis. However, since these have been present for decades in the Greek economy, they can’t be responsible for the unprecedented collapse. In our view, the combination of hard money, the constraints of a fixed currency system and unprecedented austerity […]

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Tags: Economics · Eurocrisis