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2010 Flashback: Ron Paul Questions Geithner on Austrian Business Cycle Theory

  Source: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com By Robert Wenzel 2010 Flashback: Ron Paul Questions Geithner on Austrian Business Cycle Theory   Ron Paul: So my question is, are you familiar with the explanation of the Austrian economists, of the business cycle, how bubbles are formed and what we should do, and you shake your head yes, and if […]

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Malinvestment: “Today’s asset bubbles in stocks, junk bonds, housing, art, bat guano futures, etc. are being driven by the Federal Reserve”

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Malinvestment: “Today’s asset bubbles in stocks, junk bonds, housing, art, bat guano futures, etc. are being driven by the Federal Reserve”     Malinvestment is a very important concept to understand. It simply means the allocation of capital in ways which appear to be (and may be) rational in […]


Janet Yellen’s Bathtub Economics: Excuse Me Doctor—There’s Bubbles In That Tub!

  Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com By David Stockman David Stockman’s Contra Corner Janet Yellen’s Bathtub Economics: Excuse Me Doctor—There’s Bubbles In That Tub!   Some people are either born or nurtured into a time warp and never seem to escape. That’s Janet Yellen’s apparent problem with the “bathtub economics” of the 1960s neo-Keynesians. As has now been apparent for decades, the […]

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10 peaking megabubbles signal impending stock crash (?)

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino 10 peaking megabubbles signal impending stock crash (?)     It’s been an interesting if not fun ride up in the markets. Through a 6-year economic slowdown stock markets have rallied and rallied and rallied. Everyone assumes that the Fed is backstopping the market, that it has to for […]


No Janet Yellen, The Economy Is NOT “Getting Better”

  Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com By Michael Snyder No Janet Yellen, The Economy Is NOT “Getting Better”   On Tuesday, new Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen went before Congress and confidently declared that “the economic recovery gained greater traction in the second half of last year” and that “substantial progress has been made in restoring the economy […]

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The Case of the Missing Recovery

  Source: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts The Case of the Missing Recovery   Have you seen the economic recovery? I haven’t either. But it is bound to be around here somewhere, because the National Bureau of Economic Research spotted it in June 2009, four and one-half years ago. It is a shy and […]


After the Taper: The Fed’s Non-Plan Is Unchanged

  Source: https://mises.org By Frank Hollenbeck After the Taper: The Fed’s Non-Plan Is Unchanged   As an economist, it is getting more difficult to understand the logic underlying current monetary policy in the U.S. There are two main channels by which economists think monetary policy can influence growth and employment. The first is to lower […]

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25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve – Please Share With Everyone You Know

  Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com By Michael Snyder 25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve   As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve, it is absolutely imperative that we get the American people to understand that the Fed is at the very heart of our economic problems.  It is a […]


The Rational Market Myth

Source: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts The Rational Market Myth   armageddon without nukes Paul Craig Roberts One of the myths of economics is that markets are rational. Theories are based on this assumption, and the belief that markets are rational fuels the argument against regulation. The market response to the Federal Reserve’s June […]


US households already went off their fiscal cliff and breached their debt ceiling 1

Source: http://www.blacklistednews.com Few people realize that the debt ceiling is aligning right on track with the fiscal cliff.  Total public outstanding debt is now at $16.369 trillion and is only $63 billion away from breaching the limit.  Not a coincidence that the fiscal cliff is also on the horizon.  In essence, we are addicted to […]