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1920 Depression v. Great Depression

Posted by Devin Roundtree
August 11, 2014
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There is a reason why you’ve never heard of the depression that began in 1920. While the stats vary, the first year of the 1920 Depression was worse than the start of the Great Depression in many ways, and was arguably the most deflationary year on record. However, during the 1920 recession, the government did […]

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Worst Economic Predictions

Posted by Devin Roundtree
July 15, 2014

America’s monetary and fiscal policies rest upon the ideas of some of the most prolific economists since the turn of the 20thcentury. Ironically, these economists put their theories to test in making bold predictions, only to be proven dead wrong. #4 Paul Samuelson, 1943 Forecast: Post WWII Great Depression Thanks to Samuelson’s #1 selling economic […]

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Why Does College Cost So Much?

Posted by Devin Roundtree
January 8, 2013

by Devin Roundtree By now, millions of freshmen have become well acquainted with collegiate life, including the part when they start racking up debt. With outstanding student loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark this school year, the debate over the cause of rising costs continues to grow. Lavish spending on everything from state of […]

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Even Manufacturing Prefers Sound Money

Posted by Devin Roundtree
January 3, 2013

by Devin Roundtree With an annual growth rate of only 1.2%, the Federal Reserve reports that America’s iconic manufacturing industry is on pace for its toughest year since 2009. But the true state of America’s manufacturing industry is far gloomier than what the government reports. Despite claims of real manufacturing output rising over 80% since […]

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2012 Currency Rankings In Terms of Gold

Posted by Devin Roundtree
January 2, 2013

by Devin Roundtree Now that 2012 has come and gone, here are the 15 most traded currencies ranked by their performance against the yellow metal. Among the top performers, the New Zealand dollar and Swedish Krona should not come as a big surprise; the central banks of both countries have gained a reputation for relatively […]

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Keep Your Golden Eyes on China

Posted by Devin Roundtree
December 28, 2012

by Devin Roundtree Due to the European Debt Crisis, little attention has been paid to the fundamental changes taking place in China. For more than a decade China has served as the biggest creditor to the United States government. But, two years ago, China apparently had a change of heart. The Chinese have long complained […]

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