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Tag Archives | Austrian Economics

Thoughts on the Fed (FOMC) Meeting

The FOMC wrapped up its two-day meeting by announcing that it will extend the Operation Twist program for the rest of the year. The statement also said that “the committee [FOMC] is prepared to take further action as appropriate to promote a stronger economic recovery and sustained improvement in labor market conditions in a context […]

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And The Winner Is…

Is wealth disparity the cause of economic problems, or are economic problems the cause of wealth disparity? From Murray Rothbard’s What Has the Government Done To Our Money? Courtesy of the Ludwig von Mises Institute: To gauge the economic effects of inflation, let us see what happens when a group of counterfeiters set about their […]

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The Rain in Spain…

No sooner has the financial world breathed a collective sigh of relief over the results of the Greek Elections, than the dam appeared to spring another leak.  This time  in the form of surging Spanish bond yields. As reported by the WSJ.Com yields on the Spanish Ten Year Treasury “surged to the highest on record […]

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Friday Humor: (The Onion) Drunken Ben Bernanke Tells Everyone at Neighborhood Bar How Screwed Up Economy Really Is

From the Onion: SEWARD, NE—Claiming he wasn’t afraid to let everyone in attendance know about “the real mess we’re in,” Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke reportedly got drunk Tuesday and told everyone at Elwood’s Corner Tavern about how absolutely…..Excerpt from The Onion Very funny, but also very sad that there is more truth in this article […]

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Coming to a Theater Near You?

Back in April the Sun Sentinel news in Ft. Lauderdale, ran an investigative series titled Bad-Neighbor Banks, which focused on the side effects of the South Florida foreclosure crisis.  The article describes how some of “the world’s biggest banks” have left vacant homes to literally rot away. In Florida the problem is magnified by the […]

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Keep ’em Coming Bartender…

They say a pessimist  is  just an optimist who has the facts. They also say that where a pessimist sees a half empty glass, and the optimist half full; the pragmatist simply fills the rest of the glass with Vodka.  This week Barron’s Magazine published the midyear roundtable update and it just might leave you to […]

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Taking a Look at: TIP – Treasury Inflation Protected Bond ETF; an underappreciated workhorse

This is the first in a series where we will take a look at various ETF’s and how they play a role in an “Austrian Economics” influenced portfolio. TIP data by YCharts Today we look at the iSharesBarclays TIP  Bond ETF, ticker symbol TIP. Followers of the “Austrian School of Economics” naturally fear the return […]

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