The Austrian Economics Center among the Global Elite

The 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index was officially released January 28th 2016. The work and impact of the Austrian Economics Center is highlighted in several categories, such as “Top Think Tanks Worldwide,” “Top International Development Think Tanks,” and “Best Advocacy Campaign.” The AEC has also been nominated as one of the “Best Independent

09 Feb 2016

The West must consider humane solutions to refugee crisis

by Lord Alton Horrific photographs of starving children from the besieged Syrian town of Madaya are the latest defining images from the tormented country. Conflict there has claimed the lives of more than 260,000 people – 55,000 in 2015 alone. However, peace in Syria is unlikely in the near future. The deluge of humans flowing

08 Feb 2016

Market Hysteresis and Capitulation: Financial Stress and Secular Trends

by John Charalambakis It takes some time for the market to comprehend when stress is built up in the economic and financial systems. This is part of the hysteresis reality. When financial stress builds up for some time, a crisis ensues that is followed by a recession. The graph below from the St. Louis Fed

03 Feb 2016