Business Cycle

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Bowser, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I remember reading a book in the library years ago that was titled Business Cycles. It was a study of the natural fluctuation of an economy that moves up and down over time. I've witnessed several over the years. The economy is either hot or cold, moving up and down like a roller coaster. We appear to be in an upswing at this time, but I'm wondering how long that will last. We appear to be in a period of growth now. I haven't been following the markets, so I don't know what to make of them.

    https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-the-business-cycle-3305912
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Sometimes I'm hungry, sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I want some entertainment but these things change over time and I'm not sure where I am at the moment...I might be hungry.
     
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  5. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm eating a Snicker's Ice Cream Bar at the moment. They are as addictive as is tobacco. I buy the 12 pack box once a week.
     
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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Once a week, there's your cycle.
     
  8. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    one of many. predictable too.
     
  9. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    There are several, and conflicting, approaches to the cyclical behavior of an industrial capitalist economy with compound interest lending. Most of them include suggestions or insights into how to prevent it from amplifying into a boom and bust cycle, which is destructive - that is normally the motive for studying the topic.

    Here's a guy with a leftwing take:
    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/08/michael-hudson-life-thought-autobiography.html
     

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