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Here's What Seceding From The U.S. Will Cost You

MarketWatch | Brett Arends | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money

MarketWatch: Your state wants to secede from the union. What will this mean for your taxes? I have good news and bad news. The good news is real...

The Demise of Cash

David Wolman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
David Wolman

Cash was one of history's greatest technologies. For millennia, cash turbo-boosted commerce and enabled trade between people and cultures across the globe. But in the 20th century, cash's relevance began to diminish.

Trading: A Gambler's Game? (Part 1)

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Zaheer Anwari

By trading using the daily and weekly chart, minimal time is spent in the markets, maximum results are yielded and the one thing we require most of all -- our time -- can be spent exactly how we choose to. After all, who wants to spend all day staring at a screen?

Déjà Vu: When Money Dies

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

What happens when a country's currency is in freefall? You need look no further than current turmoil in Iran to find out.

What Is Health For?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Health readily takes on moral overtones. Those who have it can seem bossy, or boastful, or self-righteous. All of this goes away, I think, when we recognize that health is just a currency. Like any other, it takes some work to acquire it -- but when you do, you can spend it as you see fit.

What Would a World Without Money Be Like?

Quora | Posted 11.26.2012 | Money
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Balaji Viswanathan, Founder, Zingfin.com 1. Matrix Problem, leading to high cost of transaction. He...

Build a Political Europe, or Die

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This is not a hypothesis, a vague fear, a red flag waved in the face of recalcitrant Europeans. It is a certainty.

The Turtle Traders

Zaheer Anwari | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Zaheer Anwari

The Bet "We're going to raise traders like they raise turtles in Singapore." That is what one of the world's famous commodities speculators, Richard ...

The Next Reserve Currency

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Alexander Goerlach

If the heads of states now embark on the path toward more integration and sacrifice some national sovereignty for common financial policies, the euro will be the next global reserve currency. And nobody will even remember this crisis.

Reviving And Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have lost hard-won capacity that will take enormous investment to get back. We lost a large part of our ability to make a living in this world. And now we are feeling the consequences of these losses.

The Clash of Generations

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

As we sit back and blithely watch Greece's death by debt, it's easy to assume it can never happen here. It can, and it will.

A Note of Caution

Irene Finel-Honigman | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Irene Finel-Honigman

There may be a momentary pride in the drachma as a symbol of Greece standing up to Europe and reasserting its independence, but sadly neither investors nor markets are likely to share the sentiment.

Innovation in the Government Industry, Vol. 2: Bitcoin

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

There are many risks and potential flaws associated with buying or using Bitcoin, but the idea of competing with government and creating a new currency outside of the control of a third party is very interesting to me.

Best Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee

Curtis Arnold | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Today, with instant Internet authorizations and real-time currency conversion, it hardly seems fair to charge a foreign transaction fee. Fortunately, a growing number of banks agree.

How I Spent A Gram Of Gold

Reuters | Felix Salmon | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money

It worked! Kinda. I took Matthew Bishop's challenge, and tried to spend a gram of gold like I would any other currency. And, frankly, didn't have a lo...

Using Plastic In The Middle East

John Nicholson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Not only are we seeing political revolutions spring up across the Middle East. We're also rapidly moving forward with social and economic revolutions in the region as well.

China Is Very "Business-Friendly"

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

China is very, very "business-friendly." Corporate conservatives lecture us that we should be more "business-friendly," in order to "compete" with Chi...

Joe Satran

Why Your Steak Is About To Cost More

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 02.02.2012 | Home

Steel yourselves, steak fans: your dinner is about to get a lot more expensive. The price of beef has hit an all-time high in each of the last four...

Iran's Rial Gripe

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 02.25.2012 | World
Roshanak Taghavi

Headlines around the world have been abuzz since Tuesday about the precarious state of Iran's economy, after the market rate for the Islamic Republic's currency, the rial, dropped over 10 percent in less than a day to its lowest level ever against the dollar.

PHOTOS: John Baldessari's $100,000 Bill... Board

Posted 12.09.2011 | Arts

It's no big shocker that we are not at our finest economic hour, but John Baldessari may have stumbled upon a solution to our money woes. All this tim...

Hungry for High Net Worth Clients? Platform in Hong Kong and Take a Bite From the DimSum Bond Market

April Rudin | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business
April Rudin

What does Hong Kong have in common with Facebook, business intelligence software, and new mobile medical diagnostic technologies for physicians workin...

It's the Currency, Stupid

Hugo Cory | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Hugo Cory

Imagining money is a good and healthy thing. It stimulates productivity, feeds dreams and gives man a sense of purpose. But there's a difference between imagining money and imaginary money, which is what we have today.

It must be impossible for the Fed to create inflation

Warren Mosler | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

Hardly an hour goes by without some pundit pushing the possibility of some kind of run away inflation, with Zimbabwe and Weimar rolling off the tongue...

No Money? No Problem!

Mira Luna | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Mira Luna

Instead of placing faith in the "economic experts," these currency projects are built on faith in community and the creation of real wealth. When carefully designed, they can be a source of community empowerment, prioritizing caring relationships and community values ahead of profit as well as and generating meaningful employment at local businesses.

States Losing The Most Jobs To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a ...