Week in Review: July 10 to July 16

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: ‘In over their head’ Canadians can’t cope with BOC’s rising interest rates ‘Welcome to Hell’: … [Read more...]

5 Takeaways from the House’s Janet Yellen Hearing

By: Tho Bishop On Wednesday, Janet Yellen testified before the House Financial Services Committee. Though the hearings lost much of their appeal when Dr. Ron Paul retired from Congress, the House Republicans have maintained a reputation for … [Read more...]

6 random things for Friday (SS payments increase 2.2%, FAANG stocks, Max Boot wants war)

News Story of the Day: the soon-to-be-bankrupt Social Security is set to increase its payments by 2.2 percent next year. This averages out to an extra $28 a month, a remarkable figure considering how much the government steals from you during your … [Read more...]

The Bernanke-Yellen Bubble-Depression

By: Mark Thornton In a recent article I advocated for a new way of naming business cycles. The new approach emphasizes the cause rather than the effect. So instead of the “housing bubble” and “financial crisis,” we should refer to the … [Read more...]

Week in Review: June 26 to July 2

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: Seattle low-wage workers saw incomes drop amid higher minimum wage Bernie Sanders & wife accused of … [Read more...]

LOL: Janet Yellen doesn’t think an economic collapse will occur in ‘our lifetimes’

Today's economic environment is an interesting one: there are several bubbles in the market, public and private debt levels are sitting at all-time highs and central banks worldwide have immense balance sheets. Suffice to say, when the next economic … [Read more...]

Week in Review: June 19 to June 25

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: Is the right becoming a bunch of sensitive snowflakes like the left? The Rise of Bitcoin: Central Banks … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Central Banks are Wrong to Fight Deflation

By: Jörg Guido Hülsmann The word “deflation” can be defined in various ways. According to the most widely accepted definition today, deflation is a sustained decrease of the price level. Older authors have often used the expression “deflation” … [Read more...]

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...]