The Rise of Bitcoin: Central Banks Are Driving Many to Cryptocurrencies

By: Demelza Hays Two years ago, Bitcoin was considered a fringe technology for libertarians and computer geeks. Now, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum, are gaining mainstream adoption. However, mainstream adoption has been … [Read more...]

Week in Review: June 12 to June 18

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: Federal Reserve’s June rate hike to cost Americans $1.7 billion in 2017 Is inflation the disease or … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 25 basis points

Rates are going up. After a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it has raised interest rates by 25 basis points to a range of 1.00 and 1.25 percent. This is the second rate hike of … [Read more...]

Is inflation the disease or symptom?

By: Frank Shostak According to Ludwig von Mises, Inflation, as this term was always used everywhere and especially in this country, means increasing the quantity of money and bank notes in circulation and the quantity of bank deposits subject … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve’s June rate hike to cost Americans $1.7 billion in 2017

Is another rate hike in store for the United States economy this week? It's seems quite so. The Federal Reserve will hold a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting this week. According to the CME Group FedWatch tool, there is a market … [Read more...]

Week in Review: May 29 to June 4

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: Shock: Pope Francis celebrates business, rails against welfare Cronyism: The Eye-Care Industry Wants Big … [Read more...]

The Cultural Consequences of the Federal Reserve

By: Jörg Guido Hülsmann It may seem unusual that an economist would talk about culture. Usually, we talk about prices and production, quantities produced, employment, the structure of production, scarce resources, and entrepreneurship. But … [Read more...]

How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

By: Thorsten Polleit The US bond market trades at a quite high valuation. For instance, the 10-year US Treasury bond presents a price earnings (PE) ratio of 43. In other words: It takes 43 years for the investor to recoup the bond’s purchase … [Read more...]

Week in Review: May 15 to May 21

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: Sorry, John Oliver, Ditch Net Neutrality Now Georgia’s economic output is bigger than Taiwan – and other … [Read more...]

The World’s Central Banks Are Frozen with Fear

By: Ryan McMaken 2016 was supposed to be the year that the Federal Reserve "normalized" its policies. As much as two years ago — after years of a near-zero target rate — the Fed was swearing that it would begin to raise rates back to "normal" … [Read more...]