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When Experts Get Stunned: Fed Tightening Cycle May Stimulate Inflation

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

The Federal Reserve's core guiding belief is that economic stimulus boosts economic growth, thus increasing employment opportunities, payrolls, tax revenues, corporate profits, retirement security and Wall Street wealth.

Why So Little Inflation?

Harlan Green | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Where's the inflation? It is barely rising, as consumers still wait for bargains before they decide to buy. The overall Consumer Price Index in April rose just 1.1 percent, and is up 2.1 percent less food and energy prices, which have been falling this year.

Financial Reform Is Working

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.

Hemorrhaging Mega Bucks in the Stock Market? Transfuse it Into Real Estate

Ted Papadopoulos | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Ted Papadopoulos

If you thought 2015 was a crazy year for fluctuating interest rates and all the inconsistent economic data being fed to us about the state of the US e...

Leading Indicator?

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Charles Kolb

In 1979, as a law clerk to a Federal district court judge in Baltimore, I earned a whopping annual salary of $17,500. For a newly minted law-school graduate, the compensation was well below the starting salary at major law firms, but I was nonetheless able to live reasonably well and, memorably, launched a wine collection that year by purchasing a bottle of 1973 Chateau Petrus.

Eurozone: Deflationary Boom or Deflationary Bust?

John Weeks | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
John Weeks

Several years ago the idea that fiscal austerity could induce growth, "expansionary austerity", had a brief flowering before withering under the heat ...

Deflation: No Upside for the 99 Percent

John Weeks | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
John Weeks

The most recent statistics indicate that the general price level is declining in Britain. Even though measured rates of inflation have been quite low since the 2008 crash, negative inflation - deflation - is a rather rare phenomenon for the UK.

Why Europe's Deflation is Everyone's Problem

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Helen I. Hwang

Deflationary forces have been kicking up turbulence in Europe, prodding eurozone leaders to finally embrace quantitative easing (QE) as a way to drive economic growth.

Why the Global Economy Continues to Sputter

Kevin Price | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Every part of an economy is aggressively pursuing the necessary capital to continue to grow. When governments crowd out that necessary capital in deficits, debt, and interest on the debt, economies cannot help but struggle where ever such policies exist.

Will the Market Forces Replace Sanctions in Pressuring Russia?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Elena Ulansky

Russia's foreign policy will not be influenced by sanctions as much as it will be by deflation. Because of this, sanctions are like throwing salt into a wound. America might consider ending sanctions to win some needed good will with Putin.

Good Deflation: A 'Tax Cut' for Working Families

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 04.05.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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.