Posts Tagged ‘Crisis’

Leszek Balcerowicz: The Anti-Bernanke

Leszek Balcerowicz: The Anti-Bernanke
By MATTHEW KAMINSKI As an economic crisis manager, Leszek Balcerowicz has few peers. When communism fell in Europe, he pioneered “shock therapy” to slay hyperinflation and build a free market. In the late 1990s, he jammed a debt ceiling into his country’s constitution, handcuffing...
December 16th, 2012 | Popular Articles, Resources | Read More

Job Creation via Jobless Benefits and Fed Money Printing : Signs of a Modern Day Depression

Job Creation via Jobless Benefits and Fed Money Printing : Signs of a Modern Day Depression
by Tim Iacono When reading Wall Street Journal stories such as CBO: Unemployment Extension Would Add 300,000 Jobs, it’s easy to come away with the impression that the economic world we live in is radically different than it was just a few years ago. And, now almost three-and-a-half years after the...
November 30th, 2012 | Popular Articles, Resources | Read More

Gold Can Save Us From Disaster

Gold Can Save Us From Disaster
by Steve Forbes A new gold standard is crucial. The disasters that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are inflicting on us with their funny-money policies are enormous and underappreciated. An unstable dollar is wreaking havoc on our capital markets, depriving us of money for productive enterprises...
October 24th, 2012 | Popular Articles, Resources | Read More

Book Review: John Allison’s The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure

Book Review: John Allison’s The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure
by John Tamny BB&T Bank has long been revered by those who think government has grown too close to the financial services industry. Led from 1989 until 2009 by the publicly libertarian John Allison, he took over as CEO when it was a small ($4 billion in assets) player in banking, and built it...
October 23rd, 2012 | Books, Resources | Read More

Bad Advice for the Greeks

Bad Advice for the Greeks
 by Patrick Barron This summer Roger Bootle won Lord Wolfson’s £250,000 prize for the best advice for a country leaving the European Monetary Union (one may assume that this advice is aimed at Greece). A more statist, anti-liberal policy than his could hardly be envisioned, which is a sad...
October 15th, 2012 | Popular Articles, Resources | Read More