Monthly Archives: November 2009

Amity Shlaes — Hayek’s Time A…

Amity Shlaes — Hayek’s Time Arrives:

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explaining the housing bubble — the road to better macro

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How to Do Macroeconomics: Lucas Models vs. Hayek Models

Paul De Grauwe “Top Down versus Bottom Up Macroeconomics” presented at the What is Wrong with Modern Macroeconomics? conference in Munich, Germany Nov. 6-7: In order to understand the nature of different macroeconomic models it is useful to make a distinction between … Continue reading

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Leverage – The Loose Joint Which Makes The Trade Cycle Inevitable

Credit and leverage are at the heart of Friedrich Hayek’s conception of the boom and bust cycle.  In the current crisis leverage and credit are receiving a good bit of attention — and even a few economists are beginning to take notice of their significance.  … Continue reading

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John Stossel — One Reporter’s Coming of Age

Newsman John Stossel explains how he became a more intelligent consumer reporter — and why the leftist legacy media hates him for it.  From the article: As a local TV reporter, I could find plenty of crooks. But once I … Continue reading

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Credit & Leverage – The Fulcrum Of The “Loose Joint” Launching Booms & Busts

Hayek identified money and the institutions it gives rise to as the “loose joint” of the economic system.  Money and finance are the massive pivot points that allow the coordination system of the market to spend years getting itself twisted … Continue reading

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