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Entries by Jeffrey Rubin from 11/2010

Quantitative Easing Is Just Devaluation

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Business

As the Federal Reserve Board gets ready for yet another round of quantitative easing (i.e. printing more money), one may well ask: why? If previous qu...

Are Rising Oil Prices an Opportunity for Mexico and Central America?

| Posted 11.09.2010 | Business

In the soon-to-come world of triple-digit oil prices, distance will cost money. All of a sudden geography will become a lot more important to trade patterns than it has been in the ever-shrinking global economy.

G20: Look for Even More Friction in the Future

| Posted 11.16.2010 | Business

Record fiscal stimulus and printing money have become the new orthodoxies in American economic policy, even as most of the US's trading partners are reining in their fiscal deficits and hiking interest rates.

Even the International Energy Agency Forecasts Peak Oil

| Posted 11.23.2010 | Business

This year, the International Energy Agency is taking a far more sober perspective on the world's oil-consuming future due to our ever-greater reliance on costly unconventional oil sources.

Irish and Greek Defaults Will Reshape Europe

| Posted 11.30.2010 | Business

Clumping fiscally wayward economies with much lower per-capita incomes, like Portugal, Spain, Ireland and Greece, into a common currency union with Northern Europe is not sustainable.