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Misesian Insight: Cantillon Effects and Financialization

Financial MarketsMoney and Banking

A important factor in wealth redistribution has been the increased participation of both financial and non-financial firms in financial markets.

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The Economic Recessions of the Late 1970s and Early 1990s

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

The most characteristic feature of post-WWII business cycles is that they have originated in deliberately inflationary policies directed by central banks. 

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Central Banks Are Heading Toward a Stagnant Global Zombie Economy

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog04/09/2019

Using Japan as a model, governments are steering us toward a worldwide zombie economy — but we're likely to end up with something that looks more like Argentina than Japan.

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ECB Inflationists are Crippling Europe

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog04/01/2019

Pumping yet more credit into the Eurozone is as effective as giving adrenalin to a dead horse. 

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The Eurozone is Slowing, and the ECB Isn't Prepared

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/12/2019

The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.

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China's Slowdown is Exposing the Cracks in the Global Economy

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/06/2019

Since 2008, China has amassed a mountain of debt, and continues to operate countless "zombie" companies and money-losing factories.

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The Fed Is Seizing Even More of the Marketplace

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog03/04/2019

The Fed is prepared to squeeze out what little is left of the free market forces in the debt market. The Fed wants full control so it can do "whatever it takes" to keep interest rates from rising above its very-low targets.

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What Happens to Europe When Germany's Economy Slows?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog03/01/2019

Germany’s role as the locomotive and economic leader of the entire bloc has been crucial for the last decade.

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What the World’s Central Banks are Planning for Brexit

The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog02/28/2019

The monetary czars at the world’s central banks are coming to terms with the fact that a no-deal Brexit now seems to be the most likely outcome.

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As Lending Standards Fall, Worries of a New Bust Rise

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog02/20/2019

New research is sparking fears that junk debt could trigger a repeat of the 2008 crash.

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