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Remember the Housing Bubble of 2008? Meet the the Car Loan Bubble of 2017

By  Shaun Bradley The Anti-Media April 13, 2017   Remember the Housing Bubble of 2008? Meet the the Car Loan Bubble of 2017     After nearly a decade of being able to borrow money for next to nothing, interest rates are finally beginning to creep higher. Even the relatively small increases seen so far […]

Remember the Housing Bubble of 2008? Meet the the Car Loan Bubble of 2017

Why Those Student Loans Aren't Getting Paid Off

Why Those Student Loans Aren’t Getting Paid Off

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute February 3, 2017   Why Those Student Loans Aren’t Getting Paid Off   Last month, the US Department of Education admitted that a much larger number of students are defaulting on student loans than previously reported. According to the Wall Street Journal: [T]the Education Department released a memo saying that it […]


Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a “Tax Increase”

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute January 26, 2017   Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a “Tax Increase”   Among the many new directives and executive orders already issued by the Trump administration is a little-noticed order to halt a scheduled cut in mortgage insurance fees levied by the FHA. Earlier in […]

Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a "Tax Increase"

The One Trillion Dollar Consumer Auto Loan Bubble Is Beginning To Burst

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog September 7, 2016   The One Trillion Dollar Consumer Auto Loan Bubble Is Beginning To Burst     Do you remember the subprime mortgage meltdown from the last financial crisis?  Well, this time around we are facing a subprime auto loan meltdown.  In recent years, auto lenders have become […]

The One Trillion Dollar Consumer Auto Loan Bubble Is Beginning To Burst

Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute August 29, 2016   Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?   Americans have more disposable income than nearly every other country on earth. The few exceptions include a handful of northern Western European states and some small city states like Monaco. Even when accounting for government […]


Don’t Confuse the Cost of College with the Cost of an Education

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 7, 2016   Don’t Confuse the Cost of College with the Cost of an Education   For years, those who face the costs of educating themselves or their children hear a nearly incessant drum beat of how expensive a college education is, and how much debt they’ll likely be taking on. On […]

Don’t Confuse the Cost of College with the Cost of an Education

Mortgage Shenanigans Returning

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center March 4, 2016   Mortgage Shenanigans Returning     In another ominous sign of a returning housing bubble, Bank of America is introducing a new mortgage that requires only a three percent down payment. The reason for doing so is to get around Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backing for […]


The Subprime Auto Loan Meltdown Is Here

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog February 25, 2016   The Subprime Auto Loan Meltdown Is Here     Uh oh – here we go again.  Do you remember the subprime mortgage meltdown during the last financial crisis?  Well, now a similar thing is happening with auto loans.  The auto industry has been doing better […]


A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse

A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse

By Michael Snyder End Of The American Dream January 23, 2016 A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse     The Italian financial meltdown that we have been waiting for has finally arrived. For quite a long time I have been warning my readers to watch Italy, and now […]


The Oil Crash Of 2016 Has The Big Banks Running Scared

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog January 19, 2016   The Oil Crash Of 2016 Has The Big Banks Running Scared     Last time around it was subprime mortgages, but this time it is oil that is playing a starring role in a global financial crisis.  Since the start of 2015, 42 North American oil […]

Running Scared