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Kurt Richebächer

Kurt Richebächer

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Dr. Kurt Richebacher is the editor of The Richebacher Letter. Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker once said: "Sometimes I think that the job of central bankers is to prove Kurt Richebächer wrong." A regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Strategic Investment and several other respected financial publications, Dr. Richebächer's insightful analysis stems from the Austrian School of economics. France's Le Figaro magazine has done a feature story on him as "the man who predicted the Asian crisis."

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    It is the general view that the U.S. economy has outperformed the rest of the world in the past several years. Judging by real GDP…

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    Good news about the U.S. economy is proliferating. The international media is littered with articles stating that the U.S. economy is forging ahead with rapidly…

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    Lately, international investors have become enthusiastic about Japan's economy and stock market. Several American investment banks have trumpeted that the turnaround of Japan's economy has…

  • The Emperor Has No Clothes

    Published 07 November 2003 | viewed 3,172 times

    "The deficit country is absorbing more, taking consumption and investment together, than its own production; in this sense, it is drawing upon savings made abroad.…

  • Consumption - Recovery Leader or Potential Profit-Killer?

    Published 31 October 2003 | viewed 2,823 times

    Abstract: "...The underlying basic fact is that Americans, in the aggregate, have been spending and continue to spend in excess of their current income. What…

  • Employment Disaster

    Published 26 September 2003 | viewed 3,563 times

    There has been much talk to the effect that America has just had its slightest recession in the whole postwar period. That is measured in…

  • Ponzi Economy

    Published 12 September 2003 | viewed 3,630 times

    A version of this essay was first published in The Daily Reckoning (www.dailyreckoning.com ). Hope and hype are again triumphing over reality. The primary preoccupation…

  • Waiting for Godot

    Published 22 August 2003 | viewed 4,458 times

    "There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should…

  • An Open Mouth

    Published 01 August 2003 | viewed 2,624 times

    The people who expect a double dip or worse in the United States certainly represent a small minority. Among policymakers and economists in America, it…

  • The Last Analysis

    Published 11 July 2003 | viewed 2,477 times

    Mr. Greenspan has been hailing the wonderment of the U.S. economy's new resilience, both to the bursting of the stock market bubble and to the…

  • Phantom Wealth

    Published 04 April 2003 | viewed 3,971 times

    Strikingly, the late great bubble of 1996-2000 in the U.S. stock markets represents the first time since economic thinking started that this kind of wealth…

  • Panacea Du Jour

    Published 23 January 2003 | viewed 2,914 times

    It used to be elementary knowledge among economists that rising investment in tangible assets - factories, offices, machinery and other forms of equipment - is…