Economic roller coaster of business cycles–inflationary booms followed by depressionary busts–originate with control and mismanagement by governments of the monetary and banking systems–Mises

“Mises insisted that the economic roller coaster of the business cycle was not caused by any inherent weaknesses or contradictions within the free- market capitalist system. Rather, inflationary booms followed by the bust of economic depression or recession had their origin in the control and mismanagement by governments of the monetary and banking system.”

Austrian Economics & Public Policy–Restoring Freedom and Prosperity, Richard Ebeling, p. 86.