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  • 10 Signs That Americans are Starting to Freak Out About the Economy (it's about time!)

    10 Signs That The American People Are Starting To Freak Out About The Condition Of The Economy All over America, restlessness and frustration are growing. It has now been almost three years since the great financial crash of 2008, and yet the U.S. economy is still a complete and total mess. In fact,...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Freedom4Me73986 on Mon, Jul 18 2011
  • S&L

    Anyone know any good in depth articles on the S&L crisis?
    Posted to History (Forum) by viresh amin on Thu, Apr 7 2011
  • What caused the housing boom/bust of the mid-1890s?

    I was reading Doug French's book about the housing collapse and came across the Shiller graph showing historical home values. I'm a self-taught student of economics and don't have the background that others might. I wanted to pick the brains of the Mises community on the housing spike/collapse...
    Posted to History (Forum) by ashleycsmith85 on Thu, Feb 10 2011
  • Inspiration for Master Thesis Topic - Thorsten Polleit - Monetary Economics

    Hey all, I will be about to write my master thesis with Thorsten Polleit as first corrector. His page on Do you have any inspiration for us regarding an interesting topic that is worth to be investigated? Best regards Alex
    Posted to General (Forum) by tschyross on Sat, Oct 9 2010
  • Looking for feedback on document

    I have been writing up stuff that I thought was interesting and related to the current economic mess. It has gotten a bit long but I really think it has many interesting things that I did not understand a year ago. I think other Austrian economist types will agree with most of it and still find new stuff...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Vincent Cate on Sat, Sep 18 2010
  • Who Killed Max Good Bank? (about Peter Schiff's latest book)

    hi there So I really enjoyed Peter Schiff's latest book "How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes" so much that I've started giving it to other people to read. The first person I loaned it to me asked who really killed Max Goodbank? In other words which historical character(s) does Max...
    Posted to History (Forum) by Jachin Rupe on Tue, Jun 15 2010

    The US government paying off the national debt by borrowing more money, and/or printing more US bonds and selling them. This is an over simplification, but when these existing US bonds come due, the US government redeems these bonds with US dollars that are raised by selling more freshly printed new...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Gerald Spencer on Fri, Mar 12 2010
  • Re: Savings and Loan

    The S&L crisis occurred because of bad deregulation. Under previous regulation, S&Ls were limited to loan on owner-occupied single-family residences and their deposits were insured by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC). In the 1980's, the S&Ls were permitted to...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by DougM on Tue, Dec 15 2009
  • "Sound" banks?

    Had a question for anyone who could give a half-way descent answer to it - If the idea of sound money is growing, then why aren't there (to my knowledge) any "sound" banks or credit unions? What I mean by this is, at a minimum, is banks who hold the value of money equal to deposits? Or...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Nikhil Kumra on Wed, Oct 28 2009
  • Re: Questions About Free Market Money

    [quote user="limitgov"] Q1: In essence Bank of America has its own notes as does chase and now markets have to pay for the overhead in maintaining such a number of different currencies and prices of goods have to be constantly changed per the currency you hold as in buying a can of beans may...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Wanderer on Fri, Oct 9 2009
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