Private Sector Soldiers On

– August 26, 2013

Despite the impact of reduced public spending, the recovery remains intact.

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Confidence Runs High

– July 22, 2013

Although the economic expansion has slowed, both consumers and producers remain optimistic. In the short run, this optimism means the expansion will continue. It is likely to strengthen later in the year as consumer demand buoys economic activity. 

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Easy Money Talks

– June 17, 2013

The Fed’s latest round of asset purchases was designed to bolster the recovery. It also created a scenario where unwinding could be politically difficult. 

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Housing Revives

– May 1, 2013

Business Cycle Conditions May, 2013 by Zinnia Mukherjee There is a long path ahead. Even today’s healthy economy contains reason for caution. But progress in the housing market is steady.

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Labor Market Recovers Unevenly

– April 1, 2013

Business Cycle ConditionsApril 2013by Steven R. Cunningham and Zinnia Mukherjee

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Income Shifts; Recovery Holds

– March 1, 2013

Business Cycle ConditionsVol II, no. 3 | March, 2013by Polina Vlasenko, PhD

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Back to Normal

– February 1, 2013

Business Cycle ConditionsVol. II, no. 2 | February 13, 2013It may seem sluggish compared to the recent past, but economic growth is right on trend.by POlina Vlasenko, PhD, Research Fellow

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Monetary Policy and Heightened Price Volatility in Raw Materials Markets

– January 29, 2013

Despite the Fed’s breathtaking increase of base money since the autumn of 2008, the money stock as measured by conventional concepts such as M2 has not increased greatly

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The Fed prints and prints, and no huge consumer price inflation?

– January 16, 2013

In this piece, Mark Thornton tries to solve the riddle:  “Where is the Inflation?” Critics of the Austrian School of economics have been throwing barbs at Austrians like Robert Murphy because there is very little inflation in the economy. Of course, th …

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Strength in the Face of Uncertainty

– January 1, 2013

Business Cycle ConditionsVol. II, no. 1 | January 2013The data depict an economy that is poised for growth, despite higher taxes, new regulations, and continuing drama in Washington.by Polina Vlasenko, Ph. D., Research Fellow

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Building a Solid Base

– December 24, 2012

Business Cycle ConditionsDecember, 2012by Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education

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The Case For 100% Reserve Banking

– December 14, 2012

by Devin Roundtree Even among the most vocal advocates of returning to a gold standard, a banking system that requires banks to reserve 100% of all deposits redeemable on demand is considered impractical and a hindrance to economic growth. However, not …

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