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The Unending Artificial Boom

December 18th, 2019 · Comments Off on The Unending Artificial Boom

Austrian economics invariably predicts gloom and doom as a result of policy intervention, which by definition create “artificial” booms and bubbles. Events on the ground have forced even some of its proponents to now admit that these can last much longer than many thought. However, we don’t need the Austrian perspective for that insight, and […]

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Tags: Economic Policy · Economics

The Curious Lure Of Austrian Economics In The Financial World

November 14th, 2018 · Comments Off on The Curious Lure Of Austrian Economics In The Financial World

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

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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Tags: Economics

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

Bond markets versus Peter Schiff

August 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on Bond markets versus Peter Schiff

Some market observers like Peter Schiff have warned us that many markets and even the whole economy are kept up by asset purchases by the Fed. So we should expect the recovery to stall, the dollar, stocks and bonds to fall when the Fed stops these purchases. Not only is this not happening, some of […]

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Tags: Bonds · Economics

Is 25 percent of the world economy fake?

January 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on Is 25 percent of the world economy fake?

Huh?! The curious world of Austrian economics

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