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Winds of Trade Wars

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The suspicion that the Obama administration is misguided on basic economic issues is further confirmed by its attempts to balance Chinese currency undervaluation with protectionism.

Rep.Rep. Kent Lambert: Colorado Should Stockpile Precious Metals

Colorado Springs Gazette | Tom Roeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

At hearing Tuesday in Denver, a General Assembly committee will debate a plan by a Colorado Springs Republican to plow the state's savings account int...

Is Gold a Good Inflation Hedge?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Though gold is supposed to be an insurance policy against economic chaos and a hedge against inflation, gold bugs have not done well over time.

Japan's Big Gamble

Jim Jubak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jubak

It's a desperate gamble but Japan's Democratic Party government, headed by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, doesn't have much choice. To break the hold...

Don't Blame China

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

In the great American tradition of finding foreign scapegoats for our problems, the hunt is on to somehow hold China responsible for the misery that Wall Street financiers inflicted upon the world.

Palin vs. Krugman on the Dollar -- Who Is Right?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

A falling, or "weak," dollar is great for American manufacturers. Conservatives, though, are trying to use the complexities of the relative value of the dollar in currency markets as an anti-Obama political issue.

Interview With Max Keiser: China and Russia Don't Want to Finance American Debt Anymore

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

Finance critic Max Kesier says China and Russia are interested in collapsing the US economy by rejecting the dollar.

A Brief History of the Dollar

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Lewis

Some people are saying that the dollar's days are numbered. Maybe so. Let's look at the dollar's long history, and see how we got to where we are today.

No Love for Uncle Buck

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

The dollar will not be allowed to collapse. Instead its decline will be managed. This will include violent corrections that will savage any dollar bear who is trying to make a quick buck.

US-China Relations: Getting Beyond Political Rhetoric

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

The cold hard truth for U.S. citizens is we must work to create a sustainable economy. We must set our sights on explosive industries such as alternative energy and health technology.

The Best Risk Reward Proposition

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

This will be a different kind of inflationary cycle. The dollar will decline, but Real estate prices will not be going up because few property owners can raise rents right now.

Shrinking Dollar Sets Off Alarms Overseas, But Helps US

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The dramatic decline of the U.S. dollar is aiding the American economic recovery but setting off alarm bells overseas, with corporate executives, poli...

It's Time to Teach Children About Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm convinced that most of the mistakes made handling money result from lack of information and bad habits formed in childhood.

Meaningless Fervor Over China's Exchange Rate Policy

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

According to some pundits, Beijing's fixed exchange rate explains our trade imbalance with China and a end to this practice will aid the revival of manufacturing in America. Phooey.

The US Dollar: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Marshall Auerback | Posted 10.15.2009 | Business
Marshall Auerback

It seems there isn't a day that goes by without more commentary on the demise of the dollar and the concomitant risk of a collapse of the world's reserve currency.

Baby Boomers: 1969 - Europe on 5 Dollars a Day; 2009 - Europe on 500 Dollars a Day

Brent Green | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brent Green

Arthur Frommer's best-selling book published in 1957, Europe on 5 Dollars a Day, is quaintly incongruous 52 years later.

Big Deficit, Bob Rubin, and the Strong Dollar

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Does Robert Rubin know that his strong dollar policy directly contradicts his fixation with low budget deficits? Either he is ignorant of the fundamentals of economics or he is dishonest.

Banana Ben Strikes Again

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

The world's reserve currency can't inflate its way to prosperity. The danger of causing a disorderly decline of the dollar is very high.

Who Isn't John Galt? Part 2

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

To those who posted about having to "share" their earnings with those who had "no hand in it at all": you are truly living in a fictitious reality.

Who Isn't John Galt?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robbie Gennet

If you are an Artist, Rand's books free you from the opinions of others and put ironclad gates around your sense of purpose, unlocking the freedom to create your art.

Should the United States Worry About the Dollar?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

By not including the dollar in its international strategy and leadership, the U.S. misses out on an important way to create solidarity and loyalty among trade partners, and fair treatment for creditors.

Income Inequality: Can We Tax Our Way Out of Trouble?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The top 1% of incomes in the country paid 40% of all personal income tax in 2007. You might think this is fair, and maybe it is. However, higher taxes on the top income will spawn a different problem.

Trouble Looming in China

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The Chinese economy is posting impressive growth of almost 8% annually, even as the rest of the world is going through excruciating economic pain. How is that resilience possible?

China's Dollar Scam Must End

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

The bilateral talks, or G-2, between the U.S. and China have resulted in little substantive progress. This is because there is a continuing, inexplicable failure on the part of the U.S. with other countries to pressure China to curb its currency manipulation.

BRIC: Emerging Economic Powers Meet In Russia -- Western Powers Not Invited | CLIFFORD J. LEVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW Leaders of some of the world's most powerful economies gathered Tuesday to discuss how they can exert more control over the global financial s...