The Inevitable Bust: Why Economic Booms Contain the Seeds of Their Own Destruction

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute

“The recurring cycle of economic booms followed by inevitable busts has remained a puzzle for generations of observers. While mainstream Keynesian and monetarist theories propose monetary interventions to smooth these fluctuations, the Austrian School offers a compelling and alternative perspective. Austrian business cycle theory provides a profound understanding of how artificially inflated booms sow the seeds of their own destruction. Delving into the depth of this theory illuminates the inherently unsustainable nature of economic upswings driven by the availability of cheap credit and inflation.” (11/14/23)