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Good Deflation: A 'Tax Cut' for Working Families

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Robert Rosenkranz

The conventional wisdom, embraced by the Fed and by most economic commentators, is that deflation is bad. But is there an exception when "deflation" is triggered by a dramatic decline in the price of oil?

Deflategate is Alice in Wonderland

James Meyerson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports
James Meyerson

Until all the facts are known, the media's news-entertainment industry should leave the story alone. It should stop cheating the public by presenting the story as a serious news story about "cheating" rather than the entertainment story it is.

Louis C.K. Has 'No Problem' With Tom Brady's Deflated Balls

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.27.2015 | Comedy

Everyone from late night hosts to Science Guys are weighing in on #Deflategate, but one comedian recently said he has "no problem" with the alleged sc...

European Economy on Verge of Recession

Harlan Green | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

In December 2014, negative annual rates were observed in sixteen Member States.

Consumer Prices Just Fell The Most In 6 Years. Start Worrying

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business

Good news, consumers: Everything's on sale! The bad news: Low, low prices aren't always such a great thing.

The ECB's Not-So-Sweet 16th

Kermit Schoenholtz | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Kermit Schoenholtz

If the ECB is willing to use all its available tools without limit, there is little reason to doubt that it can hit its inflation target of close to 2%. However, making that policy commitment credible remains a great challenge because of the controversy and dissent about acquiring risky government debt.

A Global Disease Called Deflation

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece entitled THE 5 KEY TRENDS IN GLOBALIZATION THAT ARE CHANGING AMERICA and THE WORLD. On account of on going geo/economic ...

How Globalization Changed America in 2014, and What It Might Mean for 2015

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.

Inflation-Deflation See-Saw

Terry Savage | Posted 01.04.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

There's no rhythm to the process, only the unexpected swings and lurches. Once you understand this analogy, you'll be less anxious and less prone to jump to one side or the other in a reaction to the latest news.

Why Europe Is Spooking Stock Markets

David Dagan | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
David Dagan

The stock markets have picked up a bad case of the jitters recently, providing more fodder for the theory that investors don't do well with the approach of Halloween.

European Markets Tumble

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

* FTSEurofirst 300 falls 1 pct, hits 13-month low * Euro zone banking index falls 2.7 percent * Getinge slumps 15 pct af...

Is The Federal Reserve Printing A Free Lunch?

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

I continue to believe that this grand Keynesian experiment will end in tears. Furthermore, when it ends badly, future generations will not be able to believe our stupidity.

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

Global Financial Stability: Beginning to Turn the Corner

José Viñals | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
José Viñals

Global financial stability is improving -- we have begun to turn the corner. But it is too early to declare victory as there is a need to move beyond liquidity dependence -- the central theme of our report -- to overcome the remaining challenges to global stability.

Recovery Strengthening, But Much Work Remains

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Among advanced economies, it is stronger in the US than in Europe, stronger in the euro core than in Southern Europe. In most advanced economies, unemployment remains much too high. And downside risks remain.

Gold Reveals Global Economy on Thin Ice

Michael Pento | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Michael Pento

Explanations for this gold selloff abound everywhere and nearly all of them are inane and incorrect. What gold is really telling us is that the global economy is on very thin ice.

Japan: Worse Than a Deflationary Trap

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Since Japan's asset bubbles burst over 20 years ago, policy makers have persistently fiddled with the levers of monetary and fiscal policy but their efforts have spectacularly failed.

What Bernanke Didn't Want to See

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

If Ben Bernanke was unhappy to see inflation rear its ugly head, depositors in savings accounts, money market accounts and other bank products should give him company in his misery. If inflation is here to stay, it would add an ugly new wrinkle to an already troubled economy.

PIMCO's Bill Gross: Inflation 'Doesn't Fairly Distribute Its Pain And Benefits'

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business

By Sam Forgione NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - Bill Gross, the co-founder and co-chief investment officer of bond giant PIMCO, says it ...

Rising Dollar Forces Bernanke's Hand

Michael Pento | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

Could it be that world governments and central banks are now taking drastic measures to re-inflate their economies because they don't believe their own economic statistics?

Deflation Isn't the Enemy

Michael Pento | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

We now have entire nations which have become insolvent. It would be very difficult to argue that having a banking crisis is better than enduring a sovereign debt crisis, especially since much of the assets banks hold is sovereign debt.

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...

Prices Fall For First Time In Four Months

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

U.S. consumer prices fell in October for the first time in four months as Americans paid less for new cars and gasoline, although prices outside o...

Bernanke Speech Unlikely To Unveil Major Program, Economists Say

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Many on Wall Street hope Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will unveil a new effort Friday to boost the economy in a highly anticipa...

Higher Prices Hit Cash-Strapped Back-To-School Shoppers

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stores are trying everything they can think of to disguise the fact that you're going to pay more for clothes this fall. Some are us...