Business-Cycle Conditions

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Business-Cycle Conditions

September 2012
Stimulus programs can’t go on forever. Eventually, something has to give.
by Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Does Klein really believe that the Fed currently adjusts the value of the dollar according to “the needs of our economy?”
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Hungary is in a recession, again. According to the chattering classes, as well as many analysts and financial reporters, fiscal austerity is the cause of Hungary’s slump. Nonsense. Hungary’s recession results from its slumping money supply.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Business Cycle Conditions

August, 2012

Despite persistently high unemployment, income growth and consumer spending keep pushing a slow, but steady, recovery. 

by Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Where is the gold price today? If you’re like many Americans, you have no idea whether it went up, down, or sideways.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

 Works so nice, apparently we should try it twice. Then thrice...

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Fractional-reserve banking has historically been viewed by some economists and most monetary cranks as a panacea for the economy

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Business Cycle Conditions

July, 2012

Crisis in Europe and fiscal uncertainty at home contribute to a slowdown in spending. But the recovery is likely to continue.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Wondering why inflation figures are so tame when real estate prices are soaring? There is a simple explanation: the Consumer Price Index factors in rising rents, not rising home prices.
Monday, June 4th, 2012

Business-Cycle Conditions

June, 2012

The expansion may seem tepid. But against a backdrop of unprecedented debt reduction, the economy doesn’t look all that bad.

by Polina Vlasenko, PhD, Research Fellow

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Business Cycle Conditions

May, 2012
Overtime and temporary employment increase as the tab for health care makes businesses balk at adding permanent jobs. 
by Polina Vlasenko, PhD, Research Fellow 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Note to the Federal Government: Champagne bubbles are good. The bubbles you've been giving us? Not so much.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It is getting harder and harder justify not getting rid of the Fed.

by Julie Borowski