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Spilled Milk: Where I'll Be Spending the Government Shutdown

William Lucas Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

Who cares if the government's closed when there's a place right down the street that's open from the crack of dawn 'til 9 p.m. and everything's a dollar?

Getting Rid of the Dollar Bill Is a Bad Idea

Eli Lehrer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Eli Lehrer

The idea of a dollar coin is a loser in the U.S. There are plenty of ways Congress can act to save money. Making Americans give up the greenback shouldn't be one of them.

The U.S. Dollar Could Save Argentina

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Argentina is once again wrestling with its long-time enemy -- inflation. Now, it appears history may soon repeat itself, as Argentina teeters on the verge of another currency crisis.

Catherine New

These Stores Are Penniless And Loving It

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.10.2013 | Small Business

At Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley, Calif., a slice of pizza comes to $2.73 (that's $2.50 plus tax.) But if you pay with $3, you’ll get a little bonu...

Rethinking Money: How Different Types of Money Will Stabilize the Economy

Jacqui Dunne and Bernard Lietaer | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Jacqui Dunne and Bernard Lietaer

A quiet revolution is happening that has, for the most part, gone under-reported.

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.

The Future of U.S. Power: What Not to Take for Granted

Michael Moran | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Michael Moran

Americans must learn not to take their unmatched economic advantages for granted, lest they disappear.

A Competitive Dollar: The Missing Link in President Obama's Manufacturing Agenda

Dean Baker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

In his State of the Union Address last week, President Obama announced a renewed commitment to manufacturing in the United States. While the commitment to rebuilding the country's manufacturing base is welcome, he unfortunately left the most important item on the list off the agenda. President Obama failed to commit himself to restoring the competitiveness of dollar as part of his agenda for bringing back manufacturing jobs. The value of the dollar really has to be front and central in any effort to restore U.S. competitiveness since it is by far the most important factor determining the relative cost of U.S. goods compared with goods produced elsewhere.

The Real Value of the Dollar and Gold

Michael Pento | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

While it is true that the purchasing power of the dollar is a key metric to judge the direction of gold prices, the Dollar Index will only tell you what the dollar is doing against a basket of 6 other flawed fiat currencies.

The Denigration of the Dollar and the Fed

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Daniel Wagner

The dollar's hegemony has become increasingly fiscally and monetarily unsustainable to the U.S. itself, and will come to an end either by a forceful market correction or a gradual reconstruction of global reserve currency system.

Investing: Bad News, Good News, and What's Next

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Long term investors should consider buying commodities or companies that own physical commodities. We're running out of key commodities especially related to agriculture and fertilizer. Washington's brand of the latter isn't the type we need.

Why a Strong Dollar Is a Terrible Idea

Ian Fletcher | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The dollar needs to be dispassionately evaluated for the costs and benefits of any particular price it bears, not misunderstood as a totem of national vitality.

Joshua Hersh

China: U.S. Debt Crisis Is Giving Democracy A Bad Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The seemingly endless process of resolving America's debt crisis may be giving America and its democratic form of governance a bad name ...

Budget Blowhards: Why the Budget Debate Is Destined to Become Ever More Painful

Dean Baker | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The Washington press corps is living some bizarre delusion about the balanced budgets at the end of the Clinton years. They didn't come about from politicians making tough choices. They came about from much stronger than expected economic growth.

What We Can Learn From Recession -- And How It Can Help Us Prosper

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Jennifer Hill | Posted 08.22.2011 | Small Business

Are we headed for a double-dip recession? It's a question on a lot of people's minds these days -- and a topic my fellow members of the AOL Small Busi...

Why Gold Is Rising

Alan Schram | Posted 07.30.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Gold prices have been rising, and many experts cite demand from the growing economies of China and India as the reason. But that's wrong. Gold is trading higher because of loose monetary policy and the purposeful devaluation of the US dollar.

Oil Price Swings as a Dollar Hedge Pose a New Threat to Our Fiscal Future

David Paul | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
David Paul

The linkage between monetary policy and oil prices raises questions for how a consistent domestic energy policy can be implemented if critical energy market price signals are distorted by linkages with monetary policy.

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

It's Time to Audit the Fed

Rick Sanchez | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
Rick Sanchez

For an entity that wields so much power, we know relatively little about the Fed. Would you trust an unknown banker to decide what happens with your paycheck every week? Why do we accept this for our country?

U.S. Dollar Hits Three-Year Low Against Other Currencies

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

LONDON (Jessica Mortimer) - The dollar hit a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Thursday as strong corporate earnings buoyed risk appeti...

Gold Prices Hit Record High On U.S. Dollar's Decline

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Frank Tang) - Gold rose to a record high for a fourth straight day and silver surged on Friday, as a weaker dollar, the prospect of a U.S. g...

William Alden

Industrial Nations Intervene As Rising Yen Threatens Japanese Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE 8:00 AM: The yen fell against the dollar Friday, as the currency intervention announced Thursday night began, Reuters reports. Japan's central...

Whither the U.S. Dollar

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Is the U.S. dollar really doomed? Many voices are now proclaiming the eventual demise of the dollar. But not so fast -- there is room for more than one international currency.

Oil Prices Above $100 Threaten Recovery, Stock Market

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Higher oil prices trumped the lower unemployment figures today. Violence in Libya trumps signs of economic recovery; 8.9% unemployment and a 3.1% gain in factory orders.

Taps for the Dollar

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

It now appears that the United States has finally succeeded in its efforts to destroy confidence in the U.S. dollar. Certainly this was no easy task.